John Nieto

Olympic Power Suite (Stronger) (75/75)
Serigraph AP
19.25 x 24 in
Framed: 32 x 36.50 in
When the Winter Olympics came to Salt Lake City in 2002, one of the most popular attractions for people from all over the world was the exhibit on Native American cultures and lifestyles. The organizers of the Olympics made a special effort to highlight the tribes of Utah and the Southwest.

One of their efforts was to work with John Nieto, an amazing artist of Navajo, Mescalero Apache and Hispanic background to commission a wonderful set of Serigraphs that highlighted Nieto’s bold use of primary colors. It was called the “Olympic Power” Suite that included three images highlighting the athletic performances of the event.

“Swifter’” is a Coyote at a full run, “Higher” shows a rabbit leaping through the air and “Stronger” is the image of a Grizzly Bear, the most powerful animal in North America.