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MoMA acquires works by G. Peter Jemison

July 12, 2022 | K Art |

Pete Jemison

K Art is excited to announce that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired five works by G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) for its permanent collection. The five pieces include Art Bag (1980), Number One (1980), Toy Indian/Indian Toy (1980), Hunger on Reservations While Children in Africa Starve (1981) and Party Bag (1981). The five works are from Jemison’s well known “Paper Bags” series. K Art is honored to represent Jemison.

Widely shown and collected, Jemison’s works are rooted in the framework of Native American art. Known for his naturalistic paintings and series of works done on brown paper bags, his art embodies orenda, the traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) belief that every living thing and every part of creation contains a spiritual force. His paintings, videos, and mixed media works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He is also an esteemed administrator, curator, editor, and writer. Jemison’s works are included in significant collections and institutions across the US and abroad.

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Pictured: Hunger on the Reservations While Children in Africa Starve, 1981. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Marissa Alper.