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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    The Battle of Anacostia Flats, 1961
    Mixed media on board
    14-3/4 x 23 inches (37.5 x 58.4 cm) (sight)
    Signed lower left: MKünstler

    PROVENANCE:
    Hammer Galleries, New York;
    Acquired by present owner from the above, circa 1989.

    EXHIBITED:
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, "The American Spirit: Paintings by Mort Künstler," October 4-November 30, 1986.

    LITERATURE:
    D.L. Goodrich, "July 28, 1932 - The Day They Gassed the Bonus Army," Cavalier Magazine, New York, November 1961, pp. 20-21;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, pp. 170-71, illustrated;
    Longman Group, An Illustrated History of the USA, New York, 1990, p. 99, illustrated.
    H. S. Commager, R. Gragg, and M. Künstler, The American Spirit, Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994, illustrated in color, pp. 182-183.



    Condition Report*: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note; not examined out of frame; framed under glass. Unframed
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