Object photography

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Object description

  • Harry Fonseca (Southern Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)
  • Watermelon (Koshare) #1 (32/75), 1980s
  • Ink on paper
  • H: 16 in, W: 21 in (H: 40.6 cm, W: 53.3 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.13


Signed bottom right "Fonseca" in pencil.


This is a silkscreen print depicting a coyote figure dressed as a Koshare clown in a black and white striped outfit holding a watermelon. He is wearing a black breechcloth and a necklace of cedar sprigs. In the background are Pueblo homes. The coyote pictured is named "Coyote," and was Fonseca's alter ego and the oft-repeated iconic character of his career. Edition 32/75


Estate of Harry Fonseca