An Oasis in the Badlands




Approximate Image Size: 21 x 27”
Edition of 285

Photographed in 1905, this classic Curtis image was made in the heart of the Badlands of South Dakota. The subject is the sub-chief Red Hawk who was born 1854 and participated in his first war party in 1865 with Crazy Horse against U.S. army troops. He was a fierce warrior and ultimately engaged in 20 battles, including the Custer fight in 1876. This lyrical image is widely considered to be Curtis’ most important and beautiful Great Plains peopled landscape. Curtis loved the visual and metaphorical qualities of water, and the photo-lithograph conveys the beauty of water as an aesthetic element. The compelling composition and subject matter have helped make this one of Curtis’ most sought after and beautiful images, even one hundred years after it was originally created.

Master printmaker and artist, Steven Anderson, created our beautiful contemporary photo-lithographs. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rockfeller Fellowship.  He has worked with over 100 artists including Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe & William Wegman. His prints have been exhibited in over 2,000 exhibits including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, The National Gallery, The MET, MOCA & LACMA.