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U990.14.1023
Artist / Maker : Livingston, John
Title : Kwagiulth Killer Whale
Date (Execution) : 1990
Geographical Origin : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and red circular design of a whale (top) and thunderbird (bottom).
Accession # : U990.14.1023
Width (cm) : 37.30
Height (cm) : 40.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The original painted design was done on a tambourine style singing drum which is the reason for it's circular layout. These drums were used for ceremonies outside the longhouse such as totem pole dedications, bone games, etcetera. The killerwhale in an important crest amongst the Kwagiulth people. In the case of this particular design the killerwhale is shown with an eagle's face on the tail; this is something Mungo Martin used a lot in his original paintings." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.