(Fine Art Print) Antique Ledger #340 - Horse and Rider
Seven Fires is pleased to offer for sale this excellent example of traditional Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
#340 ~ Horse and Rider
Prints: The original painting has been sold. This piece is available in a limited-edition, high-quality giclee print on archival fine art paper. Unframed. Framing is available.
The original ink and acrylic on antique ledger paper, signed Merle Locke OLA and dated 2016, is a fantastic example of traditional Native American ledger art. Approximately 14.5"x6".
Locke honors the memory of his ancestors by using ledger paper dated December 1898 from a Black Hills grocery store as a reminder of that terrible time in Native American history. Native artists have continued to use ledger paper, making it part of the tradition.
In this example from his iconic Horse and Rider series, Locke depicts a beautifully dressed rider with the spirit of the buffalo on a masterfully executed white and brown painted horse.
Buy more than one! These little treasures look even more beautiful when grouped together!
This is a rare opportunity to own an original work of art by one of the most recognized Oglala Lakota artists working today! Watch a video of Merle discussing his art.
Condition of the Original: No defects or scratches to the art, however normal signs of wear and age on the antique ledger paper are considered part of the piece. In addition, there is a tear on the top of this sheet (above the sun), repaired with tape on the back, which should be barely visible once the piece is framed. There is also a small piece torn away from the left side of the sheet. These larger defects are photoshopped for the print.
Copyright remains the property of the artist.