Friday, February 25, 2005

 

Local news channel story on lithograph

Pasted below is a bit of this story from our local Channel 4 television station. The entire article can be found at the link, and makes for an interesting read...My next post will contain a pic of the actual legitimate artwork.

Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
by CBS4 News reporter Raj Chohan

Feb 24, 2005 8:03 pm US/Mountain

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder County resident Duke Prentup has been a fan of native American art for as long as he can remember. That love of art took him to the home of Ward Churchill in the early 1980's, where Prentup bought several pieces of Churchill's art, including a serigraph titled "Winter Attack."

"I have enjoyed them ever since immensely, they're obviously up inside my house," Prentup said.

Last month came a stunning revelation, though, as as Prentup flipped through a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains written and illustrated by the late artist Thomas E. Mails. He found a sketch that was strikingly similar to the Churchill piece.

"I opened it up, and Wham, there it was," he said. "It's the exact same thing, only mirror imaged virtually to every detail."

Intellectual property attorney James Hubbell compared the two works side by side, concluding it was likely no accident.

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