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Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
News4 Colorado ^ | 2/24/05 | Raj Chohan

Posted on 02/24/2005 10:19:19 PM PST by Fizzie

Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question

by CBS4 News reporter Raj Chohan

Feb 24, 2005 8:03 pm US/Mountain BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder County resident Duke Prentup has been a fan of native American art for as long as he can remember. That love of art took him to the home of Ward Churchill in the early 1980's, where Prentup bought several pieces of Churchill's art, including a serigraph titled "Winter Attack."

"I have enjoyed them ever since immensely, they're obviously up inside my house," Prentup said.

Last month came a stunning revelation, though, as as Prentup flipped through a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains written and illustrated by the late artist Thomas E. Mails. He found a sketch that was strikingly similar to the Churchill piece.

(Excerpt) See the rest of the article, and photo comparisons of the 2 pieces of art here: http://news4colorado.com/topstories/local_story_055200531.html

(Excerpt) Read more at news4colorado.com ...


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To: Howlin

I just emailed all the folks covering this story at the Rocky Mountain News.


251 posted on 02/25/2005 1:47:17 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

We have done our part to get it moving; let's see where it goes.......

Now, I'm going to bed (I need to move to a different time zone!)

Night everybody -- and thanks, it was fun!


252 posted on 02/25/2005 1:48:45 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin
Michelle Malkin has just posted this story on her website! Awesome!

http://www.michellemalkin.com/

253 posted on 02/25/2005 1:58:15 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Howlin
I can't sleep....here is the other picture you found on ebay...

Now we need to find the original and the copyright holder. Sleuth on!

254 posted on 02/25/2005 1:59:19 AM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Drango

Michelle Malkin has linked to this thread!


255 posted on 02/25/2005 2:01:48 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
Michelle Malkin: "The FReepers are all over this."

Warms my heart.

256 posted on 02/25/2005 2:06:29 AM PST by dread78645 (Sarcasm tags are for wusses.)
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To: beyond the sea

God...PLEASE let me be watching the news when this guys head implodes (cannot explode, need matter and substance inside for that) and he goes Berzerker! What a complete phony and indian wannabe. And it's close....oh so friggin' close.....you can see his thin veneer is cracking already.


257 posted on 02/25/2005 2:06:41 AM PST by Bogtrotter52
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To: dread78645

Thanks Michelle!

258 posted on 02/25/2005 2:09:19 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
Gotta follow the rules. . .

Michelle Malkin and Flyer

259 posted on 02/25/2005 2:10:25 AM PST by Flyer (The contents of this information is for your exclusive use and should not be forum curran)
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To: Darkwolf377

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/reference/html_cheatsheet/


260 posted on 02/25/2005 2:10:35 AM PST by pageonetoo (you'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Drango
Ward Churchill, 1981Serigraph/ Lithograph. Artist Proof
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 I have an original Lithograph by Professor Ward Churchill. Yes it is true folks, you may not like him or think he's a little strange. But the guy is a very good artist. Before going to Colorado University Mr. Churchill was living in Illinois. I think somewhere close to the state capitol. He claimed to have affiliation to the Council of Wounded Knee. I am not a political man so I could not tell you if it's true or not. I only know he is a good artist, and one of his works hangs in the ILL. State capitol building, or at least did. This picture measures 23"x32'' [this is only the picture area] The rag matting that goes around the picture measures appx.  30"x 381/2" It is signed and dated 1981 Artist Proof. The title is Cheyennes. It was very hard to get a good picture while it was framed. There is also a picture of the companies logo that executed the work. It is in very good condition. good luck bidding. Patrick







261 posted on 02/25/2005 2:11:10 AM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Drango
From the ebay listing!

I only know he is a good artist, and one of his works hangs in the ILL. State capitol building, or at least did.

262 posted on 02/25/2005 2:12:58 AM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: Drango; All
From the ebay listing!

I only know he is a good artist, and one of his works hangs in the ILL. State capitol building, or at least did.
 

"Wondering if any Illinois Freepers might be interested in dropping by their Capitol building to check this out....  hmmmmmm...know how to sniff out fake artwork, anyone?

catnosevi1cl.jpg

263 posted on 02/25/2005 2:25:32 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
hmmmmmm...know how to sniff out fake artwork, anyone?

"Just look for Ward Churchill's signature....that's your guarantee that it's fake"

264 posted on 02/25/2005 2:32:59 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: radiohead
"Everyday another revelation. There seems to be nothing honest about this man."

The 'Left' begins with a fraudulent core. . .they are inauthentic and empty individuals; and so it is no surprise that this man first lives a lie. . .and must steal 'good' to make his way.

ie. . .evil needs a good horse to ride on; and usually finds one.

265 posted on 02/25/2005 2:41:59 AM PST by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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To: Howlin
A fraud and a con artist... Ward is consistent.
266 posted on 02/25/2005 2:42:05 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Fizzie

Thanks so much. I just sent a letter to the editor quoting your source. The paper ran a retraction on a misquote of Churchill. While here in Hawaii, Churchill sold them the I'm-a-member-of-the-Keetowah-tribe tripe. I was able to give them source material to find out about his bogus race, art and academic claims.


267 posted on 02/25/2005 2:45:13 AM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Texas_Jarhead

"Is there nothing about this 'man' that is not phony?"

His stupidity and hatred for America seem genuine enough. He's had his fifteen minutes; time to move on IMNSHO.


268 posted on 02/25/2005 2:45:47 AM PST by thelastvirgil (Idiot-proof ANYTHING, and someone will build a better idiot.)
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To: Alia

~ping~

O...M...G! What a fraud!!!

What's next? Will he claim to be the REAL Bea Arthur?


269 posted on 02/25/2005 2:48:57 AM PST by JesseJane ( "I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Berger said.)
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To: Fizzie
. . .copyright. . .apparently for this esteemed Professor simply means, 'right to copy'. . .

Churchill's truth. . .so to speak; it coming out ; if only incrementally.

Time, Newsweek; NYT's; Washington Post all working on it, no doubt.

270 posted on 02/25/2005 2:52:17 AM PST by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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To: JesseJane
~ping~ O...M...G! What a fraud!!! What's next? Will he claim to be the REAL Bea Arthur?


271 posted on 02/25/2005 2:53:22 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Fizzie

272 posted on 02/25/2005 2:53:58 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: ajolympian2004

LOL!!

A little photoshop on the hair, add sunglasses, and VIOLA' authentic professor in CO.!!


273 posted on 02/25/2005 2:58:09 AM PST by JesseJane ( "I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Berger said.)
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To: JesseJane
LOL!! A little photoshop on the hair, add sunglasses, and VIOLA' authentic professor in CO.!!

What so amazing about Free Republic is that you never know what will be posted. Here's a thread about Ward Churchill's artwork and it becomes necessary to post a photo of Bea Arthur. I love it!

274 posted on 02/25/2005 3:01:11 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

LOLOL!! You are so right!


275 posted on 02/25/2005 3:05:43 AM PST by JesseJane ( "I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Berger said.)
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To: Fizzie
Another example of Church-ill's amazingly original creations available on Ebay:

Photograph of "Little Big Man"

Print of pen and ink drawing of Little Big Man done by Church-ill available now on Ebay

276 posted on 02/25/2005 3:11:00 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: ajolympian2004
And these are the best threads--none of the in-fighting. I'm going to be hurting tomorrow, but this is so fantastic.
277 posted on 02/25/2005 3:11:20 AM PST by Ruth A.
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To: MarineBrat

LOL! I always knew he was a black indian. That gets him double minority points.


278 posted on 02/25/2005 3:13:44 AM PST by Fresh Wind (If 4600 voters in NH had switched to Bush, Ohio wouldn't have mattered.)
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To: Howlin
Ward Churchill is a 100% FRAUD!!
279 posted on 02/25/2005 3:16:36 AM PST by Mo1 (Question to the Media/Press ... Why are you hiding the Eason Jordan tapes ????)
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To: Fizzie

Unbelievable!


280 posted on 02/25/2005 3:18:17 AM PST by kcvl
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To: phinnious

Welcome to Free Republic!


282 posted on 02/25/2005 3:20:27 AM PST by Flyer (The contents of this information is for your exclusive use and should not be forum curran)
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To: Howlin
It won't be long now; he's gonna blow.

He's a phony or it wouldn't bother him. lol!

283 posted on 02/25/2005 3:33:27 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Howlin

OMG!


284 posted on 02/25/2005 3:34:58 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Flyer
Stop picking on poor old Ward Churchill.
If you make him mad, he'll copy all your stuff.

Seriesly, good find!

285 posted on 02/25/2005 3:36:19 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: JennysCool

He thinks he is so cool! PUKE!


286 posted on 02/25/2005 3:36:32 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Flyer

We just miss some meowchmeat?


287 posted on 02/25/2005 3:42:53 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

Yeah. I didn't report 'em, but I guess someone did. They said Ward Churchill could kick our ass.


288 posted on 02/25/2005 3:46:00 AM PST by Flyer (The contents of this information is for your exclusive use and should not be forum curran)
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To: All

Note: Not a direct link.

http://www.native-net.org/archive/nl/9202/0211.html

American Indian Art and Artists

In Search of a Definition

By Ward Churchill

"Your images are interesting, even beautiful. But I'm afraid I
could never buy one because they're too modernistic to be really
Indian." Non-Indian woman observing the author's images during solo
exhibition at the Institute for American Indian Arts Museum - Santa
Fe, New Mexico, 1982. "Your work is too traditionally-orientated to
sell here. We deal in contemporary art." Representative of the
Elaine Horowitz Gallery to the author during the same show - Santa
Fe, New Mexico, 1982. The phrase, American Indian art, immediately
presents me with a problem because we are dealing with a basic
misnomer. "Art", like "philosophy" and "religion", is not an
American Indian concept. It is a notion and category of activity
imported from Europe right along with the horse, firearms, trade
beads and smallpox. In this sense, contemporary efforts to define
what is traditional American Indian art and who are legitimate
American Indian are more than passingly absurd.

(snip)

At this point, we find the stylistic restrictions that once
served to constrict the development of modern Indian art supplanted
by other mechanisms. And, after the fashion of advanced colonial
systems everywhere, the dominator has duped the dominated into
using such devices against themselves. The most glaring example is
a group in Santa Fe, New Mexico, headed by painter David Bradley,
who insist that no one lacking a certain amount of Indian blood or
possessing a federally-issued certification of his/her Indian-ness
id entitled to be described as an American Indian artist.
Regarding the first point, I would say that application of a
"blood quantum" standard to identification of a people amounts to
adoption of a eugenics code no different in principle from that
used by the Nazis against the Jews, the Afrikaners against blacks
and "coloreds" in South Africa, or by the Israelis against
Palestinian Arabs. Blood quantum in any guise is a virulently
racist proposition and deserves to treated as such.
As to the U.S. government certification of tribal membership, it
is an absolute denial of American Indian national sovereignty, just
as if the U.S. were to begin to stipulate who is and who is not to
be considered a member/citizen of France or Belgium. Definition of
it's own membership or citizenry is the INTERNAL PEROGATIVE of ANY
sovereign nation. No nation has the right to impose upon another
the definition of its citizenry as the U.S. has historically done
to Native Americans. The present demands of the Bradley group -
designed to improve their own "take" in market proceeds - obviously
leads directly AWAY from the exercise of indigenous sovereignty in
North America. Correspondingly, they retreat from the needs and
emergent realities of Indian life and thence from any vestige of
traditional aesthetic function.
It matters little to me what pedigree is held by any Indian
artist. Still less am I concerned with the success evident in their
sales records. What DOES count is the extent to which their art
informs and reinforces the contemporary American Indian struggle to
regain the standard of dignity and self-sufficiency once enjoyed by
all peoples indigenous to thos hemisphere. To this extent, Indian
art can never be a formal artistic or aesthetic proposition. To the
contrary, it MUST be an inherently political, spiritual and
socially activist process. This is the spirit which guides my own
production of objects, and the standard by which I measure my own
success or failure. For me, nothing else is, or could be, truly
Indian.


289 posted on 02/25/2005 3:46:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: Fizzie

"Simply stunning. This is a mirror image. "

- This is all quite easily explained. You see, the original picture was called "Winter Attack" whereas Mr. Churchill's art could simply be entitled, "Return From Winter Attack".


290 posted on 02/25/2005 3:51:28 AM PST by finnigan2
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Hmm, seems he has a habit of copying the art of others.

Check this out:

291 posted on 02/25/2005 3:53:41 AM PST by Marak
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To: humblegunner
Ward Churchill original

"Flyer meets Michelle Malkin" - 2002

Ward Churchill original

292 posted on 02/25/2005 3:55:15 AM PST by Flyer (The contents of this information is for your exclusive use and should not be forum curran)
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To: Flyer
I think that one's for sale on ebay.

You really shouldn't mess with Churchill.. he's a Native American you know.

293 posted on 02/25/2005 3:58:09 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Fizzie

294 posted on 02/25/2005 3:58:17 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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295 posted on 02/25/2005 3:59:55 AM PST by DBeers
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To: Howlin
Dang, dang, dang!!! This is what I get for wasting my time on that STUPID UFO thread last night!! I miss all the good stuff.

I am henceforth searching for YOUR threads before I go anywhere else. Dang!

Great job!!

296 posted on 02/25/2005 4:01:58 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: DBeers

297 posted on 02/25/2005 4:04:52 AM PST by DBeers
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To: JesseJane
Yep. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was a great "fiction", no? You see, this is exactly why I figured the blue staters referred to the redstaters as "stupid" after the election. Blue staters believe it is perfectly okay to take advantage of those coined "gullible". Meaning, those not "inside" the inner clacque and cliche of the "far left".

Easily 10 years back, the whine from the left was that they felt "excluded" from the "good ole' boys club" by which "connections" were everything. So, the left created their own "good ole' liberals" club. Which means, they think they are only doing that which conservatives do: lock others out of "advancement and opportunity". Churchill is such an example.

298 posted on 02/25/2005 4:08:59 AM PST by Alia
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To: Howlin
It's that hair that made you think that, right?

He's not an Indian.

He's not a paratrooper.

Can't find his thesis.

His story about smallpox on the blankets was a lie.

He fakes pictures.

What have I forgotten?

All the professor groupy, hippy girls on his campus are now afraid that he faked all of his orgasms.

299 posted on 02/25/2005 4:19:50 AM PST by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: Howlin

Even the position of the feathers in the headdress and the flow of the fringe in the sash are IDENTICAL in the postcard photo and Churchill's "original by me, Ward Churchill, from my own Native American imagination" photocopy artwork.


300 posted on 02/25/2005 4:23:46 AM PST by shezza
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