Hopi Corn by Gustave Baumann

Hopi Corn by Gustave Baumann

Hopi Corn

Gustave Baumann

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Title

Hopi Corn

 
Artist
Year
1938  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
8 1/8 x 8 3/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
II 89-125 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Chamberlain 154 
Paper
cream Ansbach wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DRW2065 
Price
$18,000.00 
Description
Printed from just two wood blocks, Hopi Corn is one of Baumann’s most stylized yet elegant images. Impressions are sometimes entitled Hopi Maize. Baumann held great respect for the religions, cultures, and ceremonials of the indigenous people he met. Corn or maize was important to the daily life of the American Indian tribes of the southwest, and J.W. Hendron stated that '"few Indian ruins are excavated in which the remains of corn are not found." Corn was planted, harvested, dried, ground, eaten, and traded. The husks were woven into protective coverings or used as binding for grass brooms. Corn dances or ceremonials are performed at various pueblos annually. 
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