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8 May 2018

Sonny Assu, “Coke-Salish,” 2008

Galleries West

Vol 3 No 10    ISSN 2561-3316 

Editor: Portia Priegert

Sonny Assu, whose lineage traces back to Kwakwaka’wakw chiefs, is known for mash-ups of pop culture and Northwest Coast iconography. Thank goodness he chose art over law school. Read more

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