Ye-Be-Chai and Monument Valley Vintage Navajo Sand Paintings Signed By Ernest Hunt and L. Price
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These two Navajo/Diné sand paintings, each by a different artist, depict classic Native American symbols and scenery. The Yei-Bei-Chai, a healer shown as a clown to bring a smile to the sick, was painted by Ernest Hunt, an important and prolific artist from Cave Creek, Arizona. The painting, done on the typical piece of particle board, measures 6 1/2 inches tall, not quite 4 inches wide and 3/8 inch thick. The board was painted an adobe color and Mr. Hunt then built the sand up quite thickly in spots, giving it a three dimensional look and feel. His notes on the back are hand written in black and signed "ERNEST HUNT." The next to last photo shows his "Little Navajo Village" shop.
The beautiful painting of Monument Valley in Utah/Arizona measures 7 inches long and 5 inches in height. Also done on particle board with a light sand colored background, the sand is layered for a textured effect, though not as thickly as the Yei-Bei-Chai. On the back are hand scripted notes in black, signed "L. Price." We have no information on the artist, who we are assuming lives in the Monument Valley area.
Both paintings are in excellent condition, with no loss of paint, sand or wood and no chips or cracks. Their colors and subjects are complementary, so they can be displayed together as well as individually.
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