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Rick Bartow (1946-2016)

Coyotes, such as the one featured here, play a prominent role in Native American mythology. Both revered and feared for their cunning, playfulness, and adaptability, coyotes are frequently portrayed playing pranks in instructive stories suggesting how one can learn from foolish mistakes.

Bartow was a member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, a small tribe indigenous to Humboldt County, California. He produced this print as part of an artist residency program at the Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia.


Segyp Kas’Ket Suit Taup (Coyote Where Are You Going), 1997

  • Offset lithograph on paper
    22 x 30 inches (55.9 × 76.2 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 2023