The renowned painter Pablita Velarde helped the store move three times.
Wright’s Indian Art hums with a legacy as old as the 1907 brass cash register dangling a portrait of Martinez on the north wall. Its owners are celebrating the store’s 110th anniversary this month.
Tucked behind an unassuming storefront in the shadows of Albuquerque’s shopping malls, Wright’s offers a vortex of time travel through both the past and the future of American Indian art. This year, longtime owner Wayne Bobrick (“Mr. B”), 78, is handing over that history to his granddaughter, Lauren, and her husband, Dan Hyman.