- David P. Bradley, Chippewa, Lakota, American, 1954-
- Born: Eureka, CA
- Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM
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David P. Bradley (Chippewa/Lakota), American Spirit, 2004-2005. Plywood, paper, acrylic paint, aluminum foil, and PVC; 66 x 30 x 14½ in. © David Bradley. Denver Art Museum: Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2015.658
Bradley’s work comments on the commercial use and appropriation of Native imagery to represent the “natural,” healthy world. At the same time he highlights the negative effects of tobacco use—a subtle message evident in the image on the foil top of Chief Big Foot, a Lakota man murdered at the Wounded Knee Massacre by the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry in 1890.
© David Bradley
- "Iconoclash"—New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, 2005 - 2006
- "David Bradley: Restless Native, the Journey"—Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY, 1/23/2009 - 5/10/2009
- "Strong Statements"—Denver Art Museum, 6/10/2015 - 10/15/2017