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Fritz Scholder’s imagery in paintings and prints frequently explores atypical views of Native American life. Most depictions of this subject feature the vibrant colors of the regalia and the swirling action of the Buffalo dancers, performing in celebration of their past. Instead, Scholder offers a somber depiction of the haunted soul of a man with hollow eyes. His vacant stare implies that the past is dead, the present is empty, and the future cannot be envisioned.
- 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: sheet: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm) image: 12 x 12 1/8 in. (30.5 x 30.8 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: 71.134.4
- Edition: Edition: 37/75
- Credit Line: Bristol-Myers Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005). Buffalo Dancer, 1970-1971. Lithograph on paper, sheet: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bristol-Myers Fund, 71.134.4. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (65%)