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Escher-ish Horn Spoon

Kevin Pourier

Arts of the Americas

Native American artists Marcellus and Elizabeth Toya Medina and Kevin Pourier create works inspired by both old and new art forms. The painted designs on the water jar of classic Pueblo shape combine traditional masked Kachinas in static poses with naturalistic, muscled, male Pueblo dancers who seem to burst off the vessel’s surface. The inlaid buffalo-horn spoon, a traditional Plains implement, is given a contemporary twist in Pourier’s homage to M. C. Escher’s hypnotic prints.
MEDIUM Buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, resin
DATES 2009
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 17 in. (8.9 x 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.61
CREDIT LINE Gift of William A. Putnam, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Kevin Pourier (Oglala, Lakota, Sioux, Native American, born 1958). Escher-ish Horn Spoon, 2009. Buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, resin, 3 1/2 x 17 in. (8.9 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam, by exchange , 2010.61. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.61.jpg)
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Kevin Pourier (Oglala, Lakota, Sioux, Native American, born 1958). <em>Escher-ish Horn Spoon</em>, 2009. Buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, resin, 3 1/2 x 17 in. (8.9 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam, by exchange
, 2010.61. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.61.jpg)