American Indian Art Magazine Vol. 2, #4 (1977)
American Indian Art Magazine was one of the premier Native Art Magazines for over 40 years. Many of the issues have become classics for their insightful articles on everything from pottery to beadwork. The magazine closed a few years ago and I bought out the remaining issues that were focused on the pottery so each one we are listing is now fully sold out! All issues are in perfect condition.
This is Vol. 2, #4 from 1977. This was the first “pottery issue” of the magazine. The magazine is like a time capsule of information and gallery ads! The articles seem to tentatively touch on these “new artists” in pueblo pottery (i.e Lucy Lewis, Marie Z. Chino, etc). The interesting articles (to me) include:
- Acoma Pottery by Rick Dillingham. This article covers both historic and “contemporary” Acoma pottery. It’s a synopsis of a sort from his book on Acoma pottery. However, still interesting.
- Rose Gonzales by Nancy Fox. There is a nice history of Rose, who remains one of the great San Ildefonso potters and innovators. There are additionally exceptional photos of her pottery styles.
- Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo: This is a wonderful read and a nice early introduction to Dextra’s pottery. It focuses less on technique and more on the early ideas and evolution of her pottery designs.
- Hopi Tiles by Barton Wright. Wow! This is such a great article even if you have read “Hopi and Pueblo Tiles: An Illustrated History”. It’s a great early look at the history and evolution of Hopi tiles and their designs.
- Helen Cordero. This article is a thoughtful look at her pottery from the 1960s to 1977.
Overall, it’s a great historic issue. Check out the ads, including one at the end with three incredible Tony Da vessels! This issue has always been one of the most sought after in American Indian Art so I was pleased to have this LAST box of them. Shipping is included.