Category downey

1999 $11,000

Juan Downey1940-1993

New York, NY

$11,000 for the artist’s estate to publish The Yanomami Way of Life, a book on the life and art of Juan Downey. Inspired by his experience living among the Yanomami people of the Amazon Rain Forest during 1976 and 1977, Downey wrote extensive travelogues, created documentary photographs of the natives and made spiraling, mandala-like drawings based on his meditations and the Yanomami’s view of the universe.

Total: $11,000