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Event History :
- 2010 March Auction Session I & II (sold $34,800)
- 2004 Spring Auction (NS)
: William Acheff’s Hopi Maidens is illustrated on page 1 of A Brush with Reality, Detailing the West in Contemporary Art when the piece was exhibited at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum with the following copy and commentary by the artist. .
"I paint objects slightly smaller than life so the arrangement dictates the size of the painting. The objects here are related to the Hopi tribe and to women: The vessel is an old cooking pot covered with soot. The rattle and whistle would be used in dances or ceremonies. The necklace, moccasins (on the right) and manta (on the left) are items of clothing. For the background I went through a pale-green paneled wall and scuffed pink wall before settling on the gray wall-it complements the colors of the manta, which are repeated in the corn."