Lot 155

Original Montana Ed Totten Blood Ceremony Painting

Estimate: $18,500 - $27,500

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Featured in this lot is this original oil painting of Native men by Montana artist Ed Totten in an extra large size. The oil painting features a beautifully and professionally crafted oil painting of Native men involved in a Blood Ceremony which is also the title of the piece in a teepee or tipi sharing herbs and dressed in ceremonial garments and headdress's. The artist signature is shown in ht bottom left hand corner. Montana native Ed Totten is a internationally known artist who lives in Ennis, Montana. His breadth of work spans many decades and different media. His many talents include oil painting, intricate wildlife wood carving, as well as relief and totem carving. He is also gaining recognition for his unique art form that combines an oil painting with an original wood carving in a single work of art. Ed's Skill is recognized by the National Wildlife Federation. His portfolio also includes many Native American portraits and scenes that celebrate the rich Native American heritage. The condition of this of this original painting is good with some wear to the top of the the frame but otherwise in good overall well preserved condition. The measurements of this original painting are 45 1/2" x 65 1/4" and the visible artwork measures 29 1/4" x 49 1/4". This is an original piece of Montana art history. The piece cost nearly $20,000 back when it was purchased around 10-20 years ago. Similar works of this magnitude and size would easily command nearly $50,000 in the open gallery market.