Does this board have some sort of censorship device on it? I ask this, because when I first tried to post this message, using the shortened version of the artist's first name, it came out as "thingy", rather than the word that I typed!
Post by thunderpuppy on Apr 25, 2010 11:07:51 GMT -5
Yeah, I have been searching high and low for Richards work my self...Even though I am in the Native Art field,it's been a tough one to research. I believe most of his work available to the public is in a museum collection, but I have not tracked down just where yet. His full name by the way should be Walter Richard (thingy) West if that helps...
Post by thunderpuppy on May 13, 2010 9:47:32 GMT -5
Acording to the Oklahoma Historical Society-"His work is held by Bacone College, the University of Oklahoma, the Southern Plains Indian Museum in Anadarko, and the Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma and by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. " (http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/W/WE015.html) You may want to keep an eye on askart.com.There has been a piece of his for sale for some time at the savvycollector.com/ web site