Skip to comments.Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
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 ...
"Short Bull (Red)" an original composition by Ward Churchill
original photograph of Short Bull (Sioux, Brule). "Tananka Ptecela," Brule Sioux Medicine Man (1845-1915) Short Bull, along with Kicking Bear, was the principal leader of the Ghost Dance religion among the Sioux at Pine Ridge and Standing Rock Agencies. The white man misinterpreted the pacifism of the new faith--the result was the death of Sitting Bull and the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee (December 29, 1890).
Shoot, all he needs is a photocopier, Paint Shop, and a silk-screen frame to pop out one of these $1500 babies. "Original Composition" my @$$.
Yes, they are; they are my absolute favorite; it always occurs tome that no matter how we all may disagree on other subjects and threads, we ALL work together on ones like these! And they are, beyond a doubt, the funniest threads on FR.
You went to bed too early last night!
Your post is a perfect example of the fabulous humor and knowledge here at FR. :-)
It's stunningly in-your-face, isn't it?
I think you are right, molly.
Can somebody separate them?????
I believe that's the first story....the one Fizzie posted at the top of this thread.
He may be finished at this point. In academe, plagiarism is one of the ultimate crimes punishable by career termination, like sexual harassment or being a Republican.
Michelle already has it:
Dare I say, almost word for word?
I did NOT do this......I know nothing about art, as you can see by my posts.
I know a fraud when I see one though. :-)
Thanks, Chad; I had read that in passing and obviusly didn't get all the details.
finn, can you take the photo in 302 and separate those women?
That's now 3 confirmed frauds.
Quick, save that one to your hard drive......when I went to eBay it says that that auction is over!
Michelle linked to my Churchill original in #292.
I saw that; you be famous!
Perhaps an art professor at the University of Colorado who specializes in Indian art can identify it. LOL. Then another prof con opine on art copyright violations...
CU has a major problem on their hands. The longer they wait, the worse it gets. He is discrediting their university.