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Ghost Dance Dress
  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, artist
    born 1940
    born: Saint Ignatius, Flathead Reservation, Montana, United States
    Jack Lemon, printer
    circa 1935
    active: United States
    Steve Campbell, printer
    active: United States
    Sarah Pavlus, assistant printer
    active: United States
    Landfall Press, publisher
  • Ghost Dance Dress, 2001
  • Lasting Impressions
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color lithograph
  • Paper Type: Rives BFK wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 660 x 510 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 660 x 510 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 26 x 20 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 36 x 30 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0204.07
Label Text

Robe on dress shape with bird shape on chest area paint drips, splatters in tan, orange, yellow, light greenish-blue, green and brown. Text: The Queen of Hearts/She made some tarts/All on a summer's day/The Knave of Hearts/He stote the tarts/And took them clean away. 5th and 6th lines repeated in larger font in top left quadrant, 6th vertically along right side with "away" horizontal in lower right quadrant.