Original Ledger Art - Fast Thunder
Seven Fires Art is pleased to offer this excellent example of traditional Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
Fast Thunder with Kit Fox Cape Under Fire
This ink and acrylic on ledger sheet from Joseph Kocer & Co. of Gordon, Nebraska on the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation, signed Merle Locke and dated 2019, is a stunning example of traditional Native American ledger art.
13" x 9"
On the 20th of March 1900, a glass lantern was purchased by one Jim Maddox at Joseph Kocer & Co in the border town of Gordon, Nebraska. The juxtaposition of the purchase of the lantern, and the lightning spirit of the warrior, is indeed intriguing. His Kit Fox cape makes it really special.
Note: In addition to usual wear shown on antique paper, this sheet has some additional tearing along the left-hand side.
Prints: Prints are not currently planned for this piece. Please inquire.
Merle is one of the most recognized Oglala Lakota artists working today!
Watch a video of Merle discussing his art.