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Indians with Umbrellas
Fritz Scholder’s imagery in paintings and prints frequently explores the cultural contradictions of late twentieth-century Native American life. He often shows harsh realities but sometimes presents a humorous view, as in this lithograph, in which warriors on horseback carry non-native, innocuously jaunty umbrellas. This seemingly improbable scene is actually taken from real life; umbrellas have been used by both men and women as protection from the hot sun on the Plains since the late nineteenth century.
- Portfolio/Series: From the portfolio titled: "Indians Forever"
- Artist: Fritz Scholder, American, 1937-2005
- Publisher: Tamarind Institute
- Medium: Lithograph on paper
- Dates: 1970-1971
- Dimensions: 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Embossed with Tamarind chop lower left and with printers' chops lower center and lower right; Arches watermark
- Signature: Signed lower right in graphite: "Scholder"
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 71.134.3
- Edition: Edition: 37/75
- Credit Line: Bristol-Myers Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005). Indians with Umbrellas, 1970-1971. Lithograph on paper, 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bristol-Myers Fund, 71.134.3. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (65%)