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Kachina dancer painting PERCY TSISETE SANDY ("KAI-SA") 1918-1974

Kachina dancer painting PERCY TSISETE SANDY ("KAI-SA") 1918-1974

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A work in ink and watercolor by the familiar and popular New Mexico artist PERCY TSISETE SANDY ("KAI SA"), 1918-1974. Measurements are 13 1/2" by 9 1/4" (19 1/2" by 15 3/4" nicely framed in hand carved distressed wood look framing, possibly mesquite or even cactus wood). The subject is a traditional kachina dancer of the Hopi people in full costume. The work is signed at lower right "KAI-SA", ("Red Moon"); the work likely dates to the late 1950's or 1960's, before the artist's premature passing. He received art instruction in Albuquerque and at the Santa Fe Indian School, as well as at the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California. He painted Native American subject matter with which he would have been very familiar, claiming at one point that he wanted to do his small part to preserve the culture of which he was obviously so proud. Born at Zuni Pueblo, later in life he moved to Taos. He lived into the mid 1970's but suffered a debilitating car accident injury in 1959 and did only limited work after that. This piece is in excellent fresh condition. Major museums of western American art retain in their collections works by Percy Sandy. A mural by the artist can be seen at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.