Lakota, Quinton Maldonado Original Ledger Artwork [140732]

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Lakota, Quinton Maldonado Original Ledger Artwork  [140732]
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2 pages from a handwritten ledger of sales from 1899 with original, hand drawn and colored Native American Lakota artwork by Contemporary Artist, Quinton Maldonado. Both pieces are on 9.5 x 5-inch, trimmed antique ledger page dated 1899. One drawing of Indian with head dress surrounded by Lakota bird symbols and stars and one drawing of teepees and rising sone on prairie. Both are done in ink, hand colored, signed by Artist in ink and numbered "1/3". Bright colors. Unique, unmistakable original artwork by a talented Lakota Artist. Early reservation Lakota Indian artisans often lacked the resources and materials they needed, such as paper, hides or parfleche, so they found another medium for their artistic expression and substituted discarded ledger books, commonly used for record keeping in the late 19th century. Today, some Native American artists have also adopted this practice in honor of their ancestors. Lakota Artist, Quinton Maldonado buys old ledgers at auctions, antique shops, used bookstores and the like to create contemporary pieces. Quinton Jack Whiting Maldonado, Oglala and Sicangu, is the great-great-great-grandson of Woptuha, Horned Chips, the medicine man and brother of Crazy Horse. Quinton was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation by his grandmother and grandfather and his great-grandparents still spoke Lakota, participated in ceremonies and lived the Lakota way. Maldonado's art is a strong reflection of his heritage and traditional upbringing. His use of authentic ledger paper as his medium the incorporation of ancient symbols revived in bright, primary colors, creatively expresses his individuality in a modern style, while staying true to his Native American roots. Quinton Maldonado has a rare talent that is helping to preserve early reservation Lakota culture, though his unique artwork. [Ref: Native Sun News: Lakota man carries on ledger art tradition, Karin Eagle, 2014.] State: City: Date: Provenance: