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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    Green Corn Ceremony of the Creek, 1500s, 1976-77
    Oil on canvas
    27-1/2 x 40 inches (69.9 x 101.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: MKünstler / '76
    Signed and titled on the reverse: Green Corn Ceremony of the Creek / MKünstler '77

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF KERRY BETENSKY AND NEAL GLASS, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

    PROVENANCE:
    Collectors' Gallery, Wantagh, New York;
    Hammer Galleries, New York;
    Kerry Betensky and Neal Glass, Long Island, New York, acquired from the above;
    Estate of the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: History Recorded: The Indian & White Man in Early America," October 12-22, 1977;
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, and elsewhere, "Mort Künstler: The American Spirit," October 4–November 30, 1986;
    Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, "Mort Künstler: The American Spirit," October 15–November 13, 1994;
    Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, "The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler," August 27–November 5, 2006.

    LITERATURE:
    M. Künstler, History Recorded: The Indian & White Man in Early America, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1977, p. 4, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1986, pp. 20-21, illustrated;
    The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Winchester, Virginia, 1994, p. 5, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Nashville, 1994, pp. 20-21, illustrated;
    Educational Media Project, National Geographic Society, NGS Picture Show: Native Americans Part I, 1995;
    Educational Media Project, National Geographic Society, NGS Picture Pack: Native Americans Eastern Woodlands & Plains, 1995;
    Grant Foreman, ed., A Traveler in Indian Territory – The Journal


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; there appears to be no major visible condition issues to note.
    Framed Dimensions 50 X 38 Inches
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    August
    22nd Thursday
    Auction Dates
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    13th Friday
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