(Fine Art Print) Ledger Art - Respect Honors Wisdom
Seven Fires Art is pleased to offer this excellent example of traditional Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
Respect Honors Wisdom ~ Courage Unite Generosity
This ink and acrylic on ledger sheet from a Gordon, Nebraska hardware store on the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation, signed Merle Locke and dated 2019, is a great example of traditional Native American ledger art.
The sheet captures a moment in time when a clerk at the O'Connell & Burke Hardware Company issued credit to one Dave Clark for one box of 25-20 shells and six of something else on an April day in 1920. Locke uses ochre tones to depict yet another moment in time, a couple standing firm on their land, perhaps awaiting the return of the buffalo. 13" x 9"
Giclée Prints: This original work has been sold. We are pleased to offer limited edition prints of this piece. Full-size giclée prints with beautiful color on Archival Matte paper with 1" border perfect for framing. Select Print above.
Framing Available: Prints can be beautifully matted and framed just for you using conservation-quality materials. Contact Us to design your perfect mat and frame combination and we'll provide an image of how it will look, along with the quote. Please allow two weeks for custom framing.
The watermark "Locke" has been added to protect copyright and does not appear in the artwork. Copyright remains property of the artist. Reproduction of any type without the consent of the artist is expressly forbidden.
Merle is one of the most recognized Oglala Lakota artists working today!
Watch a video of Merle discussing his art.