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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
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Kindly shove your distracting hypotheticals, thank you.
The subject is Ward Churchill who is a proven fraud. The issue is Churchill misrepresenting "his" artwork as authentic and original, and the fact he misrepresents himself as a contemporary Amer.Indian artist. Churchill evidently fooled Indian culture authority Hirschfelder. Churchill didn't fool the Freepers. Please note the following excerpt:
Arlene Hirschfelder Collection
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
AMERICAN NATIVE PRESS ARCHIVES
ARLENE HIRSCHFELDER COLLECTION
ANPA MSS 036
Last updated: February 2003
Gifts from Arlene Hirschfelder, April 2001 and December 2002
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Arlene Hirschfelder Collection is the physical property of the American Native Press Archives, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Restrictions on Access
The Arlene Hirschfelder Collection is open for research.
Arlene Hirschfelder Collection. American Native Press Archives.
Arlene Hirschfelder is the author of numerous books and articles on Native Americans including Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today (for which she won the 1987 Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies). In 1989 she received Colorado State University's Native American Service Award. She served on the staff of the Association on American Indian Affairs for more than 20 years. An educational consultant specializing in Native American Studies, she also taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and currently lives and writes in Teaneck, New Jersey.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
The Arlene Hirschfelder Collection consists of materials related to the Native American Heritage Month Committee, New York City, arts, tribal press, literature, language and education. Materials cover the period 1969 to 1996.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Sioux Indian Museum and Crafts Center (Exhibit Announcements/Catalogs)
Paintings by Robert Penn, 1970
Paintings and Drawings by Donald Montileaux, 1970
Paintings by Raymond Arrow, 1972
Experiments in Collaboration [Arthur Amiotte, Rose Gibbons, Lula Two Bonnets, Christina Mesteth], 1973
Paintings by Orville Salway, 1973
Miniatures by Emma Amiotte, 1973
Paintings by Buddy Feather, 1973
Paintings by Donald Ruleaux, 1974
Paintings by Ray and Carl Winters, 1974
Paintings by Sidney Keith, 1974
Paintings and Wall Hangings by Donald Montileaux, 1974
Paintings by Martin Red Bear, 1974
Paintings by Robert Leedom, 1974
Pottery by Ella Irving, 1975
Paintings by Ernie Smith, 1975
Paintings by Dominick LaDucer, 1975
Pottery by Al Blacktail Deer, 1975
Paintings and Drawings by Duane Firethunder, 1975
Jewelry by Colin Andre, 1976
Sculptures by Alfred Ziegler, 1976
Paintings and Drawings by Ward Churchill, 1976
Pottery-Paintings-Weavings by Violet Kingman, 1976
"seller could have an offer too good to refuse,...going either way,...seler just pays the required fees and maybe we never know where this goes?!?!?"
Could it be Soros buying and securing the evidence?
yeah,...those types,...his kind,...on another note, Arlene Hirchfelder is right across the river from us in Teaneck,...maybe there's someone with more "juice", someone she respects who'd have a lunch with her. I don't know her politics,but I can sort of guess.
"yeah,...those types,...his kind,...on another note, Arlene Hirchfelder is right across the river from us in Teaneck,...maybe there's someone with more "juice", someone she respects who'd have a lunch with her. I don't know her politics,but I can sort of guess."
She's either patronized Churchill, the phony artist and phony Indian, out of ignorance even though she is an authority on Indian culture, or she patronized Churchill because she's a kindred "spirit."
Seems there is a hell of alot of funding flowing to academia for exploiting Indian issues, and seemingly, NOT to the benefit of Indians. I always feel skeptical in anticipation of academic revisionism on Indian matters. Before the NET, the average person didn't have sources to challenge insular academia or a forum in which to express outrage.
Just think it! The President of Harvard currently is being persecuted because he proffered an hypothesis that there may be cognitive and comprehension differences between men and women. Harvard feminists, who are instructors and students who might become instructors, cannot tolerate the thought of innate gender differences.
VERY funny....and well done. I have been paying closer attention to the news (all sources) of late just to be sure I do not miss this clowns antics. Maybe the whole art forgery thing will be the final straw. I am quite seriously anticipating a scenrio of Chief Crazy-Ass Churchill hold up in a building, with weapons, alone or with a small herd of his bleating sheep, as a SWAT Team closes in. Now before anyone states that this highly unlikely....Think about whom we are dealing with here.
I am all a flutter awaiting O'Reilly on Monday
'Kimberly Hickel is a former student of Churchill's who says she was in his class on April 19, 1995, when the Oklahoma City bombing took place.
"He actually stood in front of our class and said how the FBI got what they deserved. It was awful," said Hickel, who graduated from CU in 1997.
Some of the students tried to argue with Churchill, saying the innocent children killed in the day-care center didn't deserve to die. But he refused to allow them to speak their minds.
After that, Hickel boycotted his class and wrote a letter to Churchill, attacking his point of view. He, in turn, gave her a D- for the class. She complained to his superiors, but said they did nothing.
"The whole school is afraid of him," she said. "He is hiding behind free speech. But he doesn't allow students to stand up for free speech," Hickel said.'
An Aurora art gallery [American Design] removed the Churchill print from an Internet auction site after its attorney advised the gallery that it might violate copyright laws by selling it....The bad news is---the article reveals that CU is considering a retirment (buy off) package for the prof. I'm sure Churchill will be reasonable in any negotiations (Ha!).
Questions also remain about Churchill's résumé. In a version provided to American Design by either Churchill or one of his publishers, he says he served with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Military records, however, show he worked as a light-truck driver in South Vietnam.
In addition, I hope we keep track of this guy once he leaves Colorado. I am certain he is going to cause trouble somewhere else.
He will probably locate to Ithaca, the City of Evil.
I always give credit where credit is due. So, using the the song *Nowhere In A Hurry Blues* by the late Steve Goodman.....
The last thing that phony Ward Churchill said
When he turned on the evening news was
"I don't know where I'm goin' but I'm goin'
Nowhere in a hurry too"
That one's copied from a photo, too, though colorized. I have that photo in a book here.
Could you post the source of the photo? Usually there will be a photo credit in the caption. Then we could find it on-line.
In the original as I recall, the woman was seated on the same side but in front of and at the feet of the man.
These images derived from very old sepia-colored photos though, aren't as big a deal as the artwork plagiarized from the artist's original, since in the case of the photos their copyright has probably long ago run out and because he has altered the images by colorizing them and in this case by also shifting the position of one figure.
Welcome to academe' . My niece received a D from a jabberwocky black, probably Jamaican at Richard Bland College in Virginia ( a satellite of William and Mary) because she said , very articulately, what she thought about the class and its instruction material and methods. The requirement of the exercise was to " speak freely about the instruction and methods in this sociology class" . She learned her lesson....fat black,daishiki-sporting stupid socialists rule and always speak jabberwocky and leftist trills Free Speech Hell...Academe is 1984
Oh, I know he hasn't probably violated copyright laws with using old photographs. However, I am also sure that in his discussion of his art he did not explain they were derived from copied photos. More fakery from the fake Indian.
There was an article that described the non-assault too, so the Belmont Club has it right. He was going to claim victim status once again and it's a good thing they had it on tape to prove he was NOT assaulted.
One of the things I appreciate about Free Repulic is the opportunity to learn new things. I had no idea there was a law prohibiting artists who are not Indians from representing themselves as "Indian artists." I had no idea there were so many Indian artists until I got to searching museum sites. And I didn't know about reproducing Smithsonian photos without permission.
I have learned a lot about geography, weapons, laws, and a host of other things since I found Free Republic. Well, enough of the commercial for this site. Back to searching for Ward Churchill stuff.
LOL! Me, too. Good luck...it's slow going!