Native American Original Ledger Art on Antique Sheet Music ~ Our Great Plains
The Pine Ridge Art Center very pleased to offer for sale this unique example of traditional Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
The Gypsy / Our Great Plains
A truly special and unique piece! Original, signed 12x9" ink and acrylic on antique sheet music. Unframed.
Prints: This painting is available in a limited-edition, high-quality print on archival fine art paper. Select Print above. Unframed.
Locke offers a different take on traditional ledger art by using vintage sheet music to demonstrate the divide between Native and white culture.
Mr. Locke tells us that Native children in boarding schools often used sheet music or pages torn from hymnals to practice the painting and drawing taught to them by their parents.
In this especially colorful piece, two riders stride across sheet music entitled The Gypsy.
This is a rare opportunity to own a unique piece by one of the most recognized Oglala Lakota artists working today!
Purchase of original includes an artist photo and bio and certificate of authentication.
Condition: No defects or scratches to the art or unusual wear and tear, although the antique music shows normal signs of wear and age.