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HuffPost previews upcoming DAM Fritz Scholder

The Huffington Post previewed an upcoming Fritz Scholder exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.


Collector and Denver Art Museum patron Kent Logan elaborates: "Despite his repeated denials that he was not an Indian and would never paint Indians, the emotional intensity of these 1970s portraits dismisses any notion that Fritz Scholder was not personally invested in a protracted, tragic, and still unresolved Native American experience."

Scholder's works are set to go on view this fall at the Denver Art Museum in an exhibition titled "Super Indian," drawn from the painting "Super Indian No. 2." Covering the portraits he made between 1967 and 1980, the pieces reflect a time period colored by the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the aftermath of the broader civil rights movement. While pop art was sweeping the states -- and evidence of this can be seen in Scholder's figuration, reminiscent of Philip Guston and Wayne Thiebaud -- sociopolitical art was taking hold too.

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