Kwakiutl Komokwa & Salmon
‘Kwakiutl Komokwa & Salmon’ by Eugene Hunt – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: Komokwa is an important figure in Kwagiulth culture. The King of the Undersea World, his name means “Wealthy One” and he ruled his kingdom from his house Iaden with riches under the water. In this design Eugene has set the face of Komokwa amidst four salmon. The printed tan background inside the circle reflects the hide of the drum that this design was originally painted on. This print continues a salmon theme which Eugene used in an earlier print.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Kwakiutl Komokwa & Salmon“ by Eugene Hunt were published in March, 1992. It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 200 signed and numbered copies, 20 artist’s proofs, 1 printer’s proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.
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