‘Thlop-Kee-Tupp’ by Art Thompson – First Nations Northwest Coast Nuu-chah-nulth Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: “’Thlop-Kee-Tupp’ (Ditidaht for Thunderbird) was Art’s father’s name. It was given to Art in a name giving ceremony at a memorial ceremony for his father. This print is a self-portrait depicting Art as a Thunderbird, the human presence indicated by hands in the lower part of the bird. As Art is an established wood carver, he has also included some traditional carving tools and a mask.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Thlop Kee Tupp” by Art Thompson was published in January, 1990. 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: 150 signed and numbered copies, 28 artist’s proofs and 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.