David C'De Baca

Type
Individual
Role
Artist, Museum contractor
Identifier
CDeBacaDavid
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Furniture maker
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood
Statement
"It is difficult enough to compete with the cheap imitation furniture coming from Mexico and other areas without having to compete with the state. In this letter, we must investigate some important questions. First, has the Office of Cultural Affairs fulfilled their obligations to New Mexicans? Second, has the Museum Board of Regents violated its powers and duties? Finally, are there alternatives to the licensing agreement made with Hickory Chair Co. that are more advantageous to New Mexicans?" [Retrieved from letter in Bartlett Library vertical file http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23721]
Biography
David C'De Baca is a "maker of traditional Hispanic New Mexican furniture..." who objected to a contract made with a North Carolina furniture manufacturer which he characterized as "the Museum of New Mexico Foundation has sold off design concepts of our traditional furniture and textiles...without input from those who are affected..." [Retrieved from letter in Bartlett Library vertical file http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23721]
Geographic names
La Cienega
Related people/organizations
Tomas C'De Baca (is child of)
Tomas C'De Baca (taught by)