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Lot #59

Artist Ted Harrison
Title Saamis Tepee
Media acrylic on canvas
Dated 1997
Size 24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.
Frame Size 27.77 x 21.75 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; signed, titled and dated verso; framed; minor rub noted

the Saamis Tepee is currently the tallest teepee in the world, it was built for the 1988 Calgary Olympics and was later purchased by Medicine Hat philanthropist Rick Filanti. In 1991 he donated it to the City of Medicine Hat where it now stands on the Saamis Archeological Site. Loosely translated, Saamis is 'Medicine [Man] Hat')

Horizon Art Galleries, Vancouver, stamp verso; from a Medicine Hat estate

Hammer $8,000 Estimate $7,000/$9,000

Biographical Information
Ted Harrison ~ [1926-2015] Canadian
see The Last Horizon by T.Harrison, Merritt Publishing, 1980; The World of Ted Harrison, by N.Tuele, AGGV, 1996; The Yukon Permanent Collection, by the Friends of the Gallery, pg.10, Yukon Tourism; Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.2 addendum; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.2, pg. 38, Westbridge Pub., 2000