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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    The Giant Leap for Mankind, 1977
    Oil on board
    15-1/2 x 19 inches (39.4 x 48.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: © MKünstler / '77

    Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979;
    Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado, 1979;
    Private collection, Oklahoma.

    Old Orchard Museum, Oyster Bay, New York, "Old Glory's Proudest Moments," June 10-September 8, 1978;
    U.S. Navy Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., "Old Glory's Proudest Moments," February-April 15, 1979;
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America," October 23-November 3, 1979.

    Commemorative First Day Issue, Old Glory's Proudest Moments, Unicover -- Fleetwood Division, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1978, illustration;
    Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, ehibition catalogue, Hammer Galleries, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1979, back cover, illustrated;
    Magazine, Prints, Jan/Feb 1981, p. 9, illustrated;
    H. S. Commager, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, p. 206, and Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, p. 218, illustrated;
    Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, American Spirit Calendar, December 1999, illustrated;
    Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, Millenium Calendar - Great Events from a Great America, November 2000, illustrated;
    Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, Exclusive North American Advertising Specialty Calendar, January 2000, illustrated.

    More information about Mort Künstler, also known as Künstler, Morton, Kunstler, Mort, Kunstler, Morton, Mort Künstler.

    Condition Report*: Aside from tiny accretions in upper right corner and center top edge, work remains in good condition; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 25 X 28.5 Inches
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