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I'M GONNA RUN WITH EVERY MINUTE I CAN BORROW

John Little Sun Murie

Arts of the Americas

As part of his 2020 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Jeffrey Gibson commissioned a pair of beaded moccasins from the artist John Little Sun Murie to adorn this early twentieth-century bronze, which portrays a stereotyped “dying” Native warrior. Through this gesture, Gibson and Murie interrupt the myth that Native Americans were doomed to extinction, one perpetuated by traditional narratives of U.S. history and sculptures like this one.

The title of Murie’s moccasins, rendered in beadwork at Gibson’s request along each shoe’s buckskin edge, comes from Roberta Flack’s song “See You Then.” Gibson and Murie honor the Native subject rendered anonymous by the sculpture’s original artist, reclaiming his story as one of dignity, strength, and survival.
MEDIUM Buckskin, glass beads, brass studs, brass sequins, cotton fabric
DATES 2019
DIMENSIONS each moccasin: 6 × 5 1/4 × 15 in. (15.2 × 13.3 × 38.1 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Beaded inscription: "I’M GONNA RUN WITH EVERY MINUTE I CAN BORROW"
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.17a-b
CREDIT LINE Mary Smith Dorward Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT
CAPTION John Little Sun Murie (Pawnee/Cree, born 1975). I'M GONNA RUN WITH EVERY MINUTE I CAN BORROW, 2019. Buckskin, glass beads, brass studs, brass sequins, cotton fabric, each moccasin: 6 × 5 1/4 × 15 in. (15.2 × 13.3 × 38.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2020.17a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.17a-b_view01_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2020.17a-b_view01_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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John Little Sun Murie (Pawnee/Cree, born 1975). <em>I'M GONNA RUN WITH EVERY MINUTE I CAN BORROW</em>, 2019. Buckskin, glass beads, brass studs, brass sequins, cotton fabric, each moccasin: 6 × 5 1/4 × 15 in. (15.2 × 13.3 × 38.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2020.17a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.17a-b_view01_PS11.jpg)