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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.

Place Absentee Bid

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

Reference
the Saamis Tepee is currenlty 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')

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

Estimate $7,000/$9,000

Biographical Information
Ted Harrison ~ 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

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