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Artwork copyright James Luna. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20James%20Luna.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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High Tech Peace Pipe, 2001

James Luna
(American | Luiseño, born 1950)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

James Luna's High Tech Peace Pipe humorously evokes the consequences of the reduced supply of pipestone used by some indigenous American groups to make ceremonial smoking pipes.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

California-based artist James Luna creates mixed media and performance-art pieces that deconstruct stereotypical conceptions of "Indian" identity. Humor plays an important, healing role in Luna's work.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - mixed media

Medium

Metal pipe, pipe fittngs, beadwork, and painted telephone

Dimensions

8 in x 18 in x 8 in

ID Number

WSAC2003.049.000

Artist Location

California, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Gallagher Law Library

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

UW Tower, T-12
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.659445 | -122.310386

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