Original Chief Waterflower Sketch – The Upside Down Artist – Horses. Chief Waterflower was a little known Indian artist and medicine man who got people’s attention for his practice of drawing upside down. His workplace was often a table in South Dakota. He would sketch in a drawing tablet but a napkin or place mat could fill in when the tablet was unavailable. He would amaze people by drawing upside down in front of people while passing along his wisdom about life and drawing. He was known to give away his art to those who showed interest. This work may have been done on the back of a place mat – the art itself is 18″ x 12″ tall. It is special because it has the handwritten statement by Chief Waterflower stating: “This was done upside down, I’m a Great Grand Son of the Great Nez Perce’s Indian Chief Joseph” and is signed by frontwards and backwards by Chief Waterflower and date 6-7-1982. The picture is of a herd of 7 horses – some with spots like the Nez Perce Appaloosa. It is somewhat faded – but still very legible, the paper is yellowed and it was mounted in a wooden frame with a glass covering using scotch tape. The item “Original Chief Waterflower Sketch of horses- The Upsidedown Artist” is in sale since Saturday, March 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “drighsighedmaysons9″ and is located in Pendleton, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.
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