Object photography

View of the artwork on display in 'Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2006 through 2012.
View of the artwork on display in 'Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2006 through 2012.
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Object description

  • David Bradley (White Earth Ojibwe, birth 1954)
  • Pueblo Feast Day, 1997
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • New Mexico, United States
  • H: 60 in, W: 40 in, D: 1 3/8 in (H: 152.4 cm, W: 101.6 cm, D: 3.5 cm)
  • Gift from James and Margie Krebs Collection of Native American Art, 2001
  • E301824
  • Imagines celebrities at Feast Day dinner
  • Takes satirical look at commercialization of sacred tradition

On Feast Days, Southwestern Pueblo communities honor Christian saints-adopted during Colonial conquest-and also perform dances to maintain harmony with the spirit and natural worlds. Sometimes, the public is invited to share food. In this satirical vision, David Bradley imagines Bill and Hillary Clinton, artist Georgia O'Keeffe, and Tonto (Lone Ranger's sidekick) at the Feast table.