The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelsonn Collection of American Indian Art
November 11, 2014 - December 31, 2015
Nelson Display Case
Contemporary and Traditional Artworks
Selections of both contemporary and historical objects are on display in this showcase.
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Romero has merged traditional forms and techniques with contemporary art imagery. Traditional techniques include hand coiling, polished slip decoration, and a spirit break in the rim. The 14 karat gold rim is certainly contemporary, as is the inscription along the rim in gold: Chongo made and painted me 'Return of the Saucerman'. This work is currently on display, come see it up close and study the details.
Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo, b. 1964)
Return of the Saucer Man, ca. 2009
Hand built and coiled polychrome earthenware, natural pigment, 14 karat gold
Collection of the Tweed Museum of Art
Marguerite L. Gilmore Charitable Foundation Fund