Lot: 46

"Corn God"

Milland Lomakema (1941-2021) Dawakema, Hopi Pueblo Painter

Provenance Size Hammer price
Kurt Wölfel, Germany M: 27.4 inch x 19.3 inch 1000 EUR

acrylic on board, signed and dated lower right "D WAKWA M 76", in passepartout, glazed and framed (m: 96,5 cm x 75,5 cm)

Milland Lomakema was a member of the Artist Hopid, a group organized in 1973 by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie, Terrance Talaswaima, and Neil David, Sr. The objectives of the group were to use Hopi art to instill pride and identity, to educate the world to the aesthetic and cultural values of the Hopi, to develop new ideas in Hopi art and to document Hopi history through the visual arts.

Lomakema was a self-taught artist with no formal training in the arts. He won first place in the Heard Museum's National Indian Art Show in 1968 for one of his paintings as well as many other prizes.


Hillsborough County Museum, Tampa, Florida