Council Regalia by Howard Terpning

Council Regalia

“The Plains Indian reveled in finery and wore the best he had for ceremonial occasions. When not doing more immediate chores, the women spent untold hours decorating their husbands’ clothing and accoutrements with trade beads and natural items such as bear claws, feathers, quills, pieces of bone, often dyed in bright colors. War bonnets worn by three of these Blackfeet elders were usually reserved for special events. Not often were they worn into combat, where they might be lost in the fury of the fight and perhaps give an enemy some magical power over the rightful owner. The buffalo horn headdress was fairly common and gave the wearer an eerie appearance as he went rushing against an enemy, shouting a war cry calculated to chill his opponent to the bone. In some tribes the man who carried the lance into battle was burdened with a special responsibility not to retreat. For that reason, many warriors shunned the lance as a weapon.” – Howard Terpning

Few artists and their work are relevant for a decade. Howard Terpning has remained so for the 30 years we have published his Fine Art Editions. Since The Greenwich Workshop first issued his limited editions in 1980, Howard Terpning has set the bar in collecting Western art.

To commemorate this achievement, The Greenwich Workshop will release a series of Personal Commission Prints that reflect his publishing program with us over the last 30 years. As Personal Commissions, each release is guaranteed to be a Sold-Out Edition, as the edition size is set by the number of orders we receive in the Commission Period. By keeping the Commission Period short, we expect tight edition sizes.

In 1980 one of the first limited editions we issued with Howard was created from the mixed media original The Spectators. Of the over 100 editions we have produced since then, Council Regalia would represent only the sixth fine art edition of a Terpning mixed media work.

Council Regalia will be released as a Masterwork Giclee edition, printed on the highest quality Hahnemuhle German Etching fine art textured paper. Deckled edges surround the entire image area allowing for either a traditional or floating presentation of the framed image.

A Greenwich Workshop Personal Commission™ Fine Art Giclée Paper:
limited to the number of prints ordered during the commission period: July 2-26, 2010.
Signed by the artist and numbered.
42”w x 17 3/4”h.
$895 (unframed)

Contact us to reserve yours today.