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October 03 2019

Native American Art Stands Out from Frieze Masters

Culture Whisper

Insiders from Culture Whisper have named Donald Ellis Gallery ‘one of the 10 booths everyone’s talking about at Frieze London 2019.' The gallery exhibited works by various Indigenous cultures of the United States and Canada, including parfleche, sculptural works in wood, masks and a collection of drawings created by warrior-artists of the Great Plains. The article reports that ‘these drawings, made on pages torn from accounting ledgers after the 1860s, represent daily life, successful hunts and rituals. This was a pivotal time for the peoples of the Great Plains, as they were displaced from their traditional lands and forced into reservations, and this shift can be seen in the subjects depicted.’ 

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