Object photography

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Object description

  • Harry Fonseca (Southern Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)
  • Watermelon (Koshare) #2, 1980s
  • Ink on paper
  • California, United States
  • H: 16 in, W: 12 in (H: 40.6 cm, W: 30.5 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.14

INSCRIPTION

Signed bottom right "Fonseca" in pencil.

DESCRIPTION

This is a silkscreen print depicting two coyote figures both dressed as Koshare clowns wearing black and white striped outfits sitting on a rock. The smaller coyote has on a black breechcloth and is holding a cedar sprig in his right paw. The larger coyote is holding a watermelon. Both are wearing cedar sprig necklaces and Koshare hats.

COPYRIGHT HOLDER

Estate of Harry Fonseca