Haungooah, Art Cody – Red Plate with Antelope & Nude (1977)
This one of the few plates by Art Cody Haungooah. It is from 1977. It is probably one of his most famous and also most controversial series when he etched nude figures on his pottery. This plate has two colors on the front with matte and polished areas. The central design design is a Mimbres inspired antelope. The back has an avanyu and the back of a nude female. His etching and handling of the nude subject is not graphic, but was certainly unusual for the time period! The plate is signed, “Haungooah 1977”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.