Harry Fonseca

Twins

Twins

Work Details

Twins

1995

Acrylic on paper

44 1/4 X 30 inches

Inventory ID: #14961

$5,500





    About Harry Fonseca

    Chiaroscuro is pleased to represent the estate of the late Harry Fonseca. All works come directly from the estate, are in excellent condition, and represent a tight selection of important pieces from the 80's and 90's up until Fonseca's death in 2006. Chiaroscuro has access to the full estate and hand-picked its current inventory to represent an overall of what is available in paintings and drawings on paper and canvas. For more information please call the gallery directly at 505-992-0711.

    Harry Fonseca (1946-2006) was born in Sacramento, California of Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, and Portuguese heritage. Recently, October 2014, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis announced a large donation of Fonseca works, over 80, to its collection. The artwork is accompanied by volumes of photographs, cards and letters documenting Fonseca's legacy and relationship with donor Harry Nungesser.

    In his long career as an exhibiting artist, Harry Fonseca's work went through a number of transformations, but the one constant was his openness to new influences and sources of inspiration. Fonseca began the Coyote Series in 1979. The subject of these works is Coyote, the trickster and transformer. Fonseca re-situated this cultural hero into contemporary settings, such as San Francisco's Mission District. Coyote appears as an updated and sneaker-wearing Rousseau, holding his palette on a Parisian quay ('Rousseau Revisited', 1986), or a headress-clad and sneakered ('Coyote in Front of Studio', 1983). Coyote became an alembic through which Fonseca filtered his vision of the artist and the Native American in society.

    All Works by Harry Fonseca

    Twins

    Twins

    1995

    Acrylic on paper

    44 1/4 X 30 inches

    Inventory ID: #14961

    $5,500

    Aida

    Aida

    1987

    Acrylic on paper

    40 X 26 1/4 inches

    Inventory ID: #14962

    $5,500

    Coyote Dancer, 1981.05

    Coyote Dancer, 1981.05

    1981

    Ink on paper

    30 X 22 inches

    Inventory ID: #14964

    $4,000

    Coyote Koshare (1982-01)

    Coyote Koshare (1982-01)

    1982

    Acrylic on paper

    30 X 22 1/2 inches

    Inventory ID: #14965

    $4,500

    Coyote Koshare (1982-08)

    Coyote Koshare (1982-08)

    1982

    Acrylic on paper

    30 X 22 1/2 inches

    Inventory ID: #14966

    From Mimbres: Fish

    From Mimbres: Fish

    1998

    Acrylic on paper

    22 X 30 inches

    Inventory ID: #15968

    Stone Poem #41

    Stone Poem #41

    1989

    Acrylic on canvas

    59.5 X 72 inches

    Inventory ID: #16132

    Fire, Edition 69/75

    Fire, Edition 69/75

    1989

    Lithograph

    22 X 30 inches

    Inventory ID: #16163

    Gold & Souls, M1

    Gold & Souls, M1

    1992

    Mixed media on paper

    20 X 16 inches

    Inventory ID: #16200

    Piece mounted in 20 x 16 inch matte board.
    Winter Solitude #6

    Winter Solitude #6

    2003

    Acrylic on canvas

    30 X 24 inches

    Inventory ID: #16359