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Lucario, Rebecca – Large Jar with “Op-Art” Butterfly Design

Lucario, Rebecca – Large Jar with “Op-Art” Butterfly Design

9"w x 8.25"h
$ 4,500.00
Availability: In stock

This is a spectacular large jar by Rebecca Lucario.  She is known for her delicate and intricately painted pottery.  She uses traditional Acoma clay and paints with bee-weed (a plant) and clay slips.  Ever since one of her plates appeared on the cover the “Changing Hands” exhibition catalog, her work has become iconic with fine-line and “op-art” style painting.  This large jar is a classic Acoma shape with the high shoulder and short neck.  Nearly the entire surface of the jar is fully painted with an interconnecting butterfly design.  The design starts small at the rim and the larger at the shoulder and smaller down to the base.  Each of the butterflies interconnects and there is a diamond shaped “star” in between.  There is simply a beautiful balance of shape and design on this piece. The bottom is the traditional Acoma red clay slip.  The jar is signed, “R. Lucario”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

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Lucario, Rebecca (b. 1951)

Rebecca Lucario, Acoma Pueblo, 2018

Rebecca Lucario is undoubtedly one of the great painters from Acoma Pueblo. She is known for her thin walled pottery and the intricate designs painted on the surface. She is a granddaughter of Dolores Sanchez and a sister of Marilyn Ray, Judy Lewis and Carolyn Concho. She learned to make pottery from her grandmother Dolores and continues to use traditional designs and Mimbres iconography in her work. Rebecca has won numerous awards for her pottery and has been featured in numerous books and the cover of the "Changing Hands" book for the museum exhibition.

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