Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art

 

Luna’s unexpected passing at the age of 68 interrupted a steady flow of thoughtful and provocative performance art.

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I had posted about James prior on this blog. He was articulate and funny and a real warrior in his art. I only met him once.

“James Luna is one of the most important contemporary Native artists of our day,” said Patsy Phillips, director of IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, in a statement to Hyperallergic. “His art and contributions to the art world will live on in institutions and publications, but more importantly he will live on in perpetuity in people’s minds and hearts.”

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Lara/Trace

...mosaic artist ...author ...poet... blog consultant... kinda done as a book publisher

9 thoughts on “Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art”

  1. Considering the average life expectancy for the U.S. alone (both sexes) as of 2017 was 76 years….I think we have all been robbed — Mr. Luna even more so. When will this life expectancy disparity for Native peoples become important to ALL of us?

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