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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    Midewiwin Ceremony of the Ojibway Chippewa, 1977
    Oil on canvas
    28 x 40 inches (71.1 x 101.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: MKünstler / 77
    Titled on the stretcher: Midewiwin Ceremony of / the Ojibway Chippewa

    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, "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. 5, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, 50 Epic Paintings of America, New York, 1979, p. 33, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1986, p. 22, illustrated;
    Wild West Magazine, Spokane, Washington, August 1993, pp. 26-27, illustrated;
    The American Spirit - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Winchester, Virginia, 1994, p. 8, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Nashville, 1994, p. 22, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, Mort Künstler's Old West - Indians, Nashville, 1994, pp. 18-25, illustrated.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; there appears to be no major visible condition issues to note.
    Framed Dimensions 36 X 48 Inches
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