Object photography

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Object description

  • Harry Fonseca (Southern Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)
  • Rose, 1980-1985
  • Ink, paper, mixed media
  • California, United States
  • H: 30 1/4 in, W: 22 1/4 in (H: 76.8 cm, W: 56.5 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.10


Signed BR corner in pencil "Fonseca"


This is a lithograph print and mixed media of a curvy female coyote, singing into a microphone. She is wearing a pink dress with red roses, a pink collar with matching red roses at her neck by her ear, and long pink gloves. This is Rose, This is Rose, Coyote's girlfriend and life-partner-in-crime. Coyote was Fonseca's alter ego and the oft-repeated iconic character of his career. Rose's three back-up singers are in silhouette, in the background, standing on a black and white checkered floor. The figures are all singing beneath a purple starry sky.


Estate of Harry Fonseca