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Lot 279: Julian Pocano Martinez "Avanyu" (Pueblo Water Spirit), Signed Watercolor
22 October 2016
Pittsburgh, PA, USALive Auction
Description: Martinez, Julian (Pocano) (American, Native American, 1897 - 1943 , Maria Martinez' Husband ), Avanyu, Pueblo Water Spirit, watercolor on paper, signed lower right, figure: 12 x 12, black wood frame: 17.25 x 16.75 x 0.5 inches Julián Martinez Pocano (Coming of the Spirits) was born in San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico, and died in San Ildefonso Pueblo. He is perhaps best known for the designs he painted on his wife Maria's famous pottery. Martinez had no formal art training. He was the father of Tony Martinez (Popovi Da), also a well known Pueblo artist.
Condition Report: in apparently good condition, unexamined outside of frame, apart from: light toning and minor fading