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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    The Stars and Stripes are Born, 1977
    Oil on masonite
    19-1/2 x 20-3/4 inches (49.5 x 52.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: © MKünstler '77

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

    EXHIBITED:
    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.

    LITERATURE:
    Commemorative First Day Issue, Old Glory's Proudest Moments, Unicover -- Fleetwood Division, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1978, illustrated;
    Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, exhibition catalogue, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979, p. 6, illustrated;
    M. Künstler and H. S. Commager, Mort Künstler's 50 Epic Paintings of America, New York, 1979, pp. 1 and 19, illustrated;
    Prints, p. 12, Jan/Feb 1981, illustrated;
    H. S. Commager, The American Spirit -- the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, and Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, p. 40, illustrated;
    Lawson Mardon Post Card, New Nation set, cover, Sparks, Nevada, 1995, illustrated;
    Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, American Spirit Calendar, February 1999, illustrated;
    Video/Film, High Noon Productions, Homes of our Heritage, 1999;
    Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, Millenium Calendar - Great Events from a Great America, January 2000, illustrated;
    Lang Graphics, Delafield, Wisconsin, MKünstler New Nation Calendar, June 2014, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, The New Nation: The Creation of the United States in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts -- The Art of Mort Künstler, New York, 2014, pp. 66 and 188, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Aside from light surface grime with a few accretions, work remains in good condition. Framed Dimensions 28.75 X 30.25 Inches
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    November, 2015
    16th Monday
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