Object photography

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Object description

  • Harry Fonseca (Southern Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)
  • Swan Lake, 1980s
  • Acrylic, paper, glitter, felt
  • H: 30 in, W: 22 1/4 in (H: 76.2 cm, W: 56.5 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.12


Signed BL "Fonseca" in gray paint.


This collage depicts a female coyote, named Rose, dressed as a ballerina on a stage. Rose is wearing blue eye shadow, pink blush, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, a white tutu and a matching white headpiece. There are two pieces of black fabric on a blue painted background. Four painted, cut out, and glued candles occupy the bottom of the work. 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.


Estate of Harry Fonseca