Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sold-Out Morrisseau Exhibit Opens Today

Today marks the opening of one of the most important Morrisseau art exhibits in 2011, Norval Morrisseau: Early Paper & Birch Bark, at Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto. KRG is a leading gallery in Morrisseau art. Art gallery co-founder, Don Robinson, is regarded as one of the foremost dealers in Norval Morrisseau's art in Canada. KRG's distinguished clientele include the Royal Ontario Museum and The National Gallery of Canada. A number of Morrisseau artworks in public collections are certified as being of "outstanding significance" to Canada's national heritage. Although the exhibition is sold out, collectors will be pleased to know that a few carefully chosen last-minute additions — with the coveted and guaranteed 'Pollock Gallery' provenance — will be made available. We invite you to visit our gallery to view this exceptional collection of Morrisseau art.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

KRG To Showcase Sold-Out Morrisseau Exhibit

Norval Morrisseau's major dealer and principal gallery will showcase the sold-out exhibit, Norval Morrisseau: Early Paper & Birch Bark, from Nov 19 until Dec 17, 2011. Thirty-four original works of art from early-to-mid-1960s will be on display. Norval Morrisseau came to prominence following his first sold-out exhibition at Toronto's Pollock Gallery in 1962. Time Magazine (Sep 28, 1962) reported on Morrisseau's overnight success: “Few exhibits in Canadian history have touched off a greater immediate stir than Morrisseau's.” It's a statement that was true almost half a century ago and still holds true today. Kinsman Robinson Galleries represented Morrisseau from 1989 until his death in 2007 at age 75.

Illustrated: Lord Of The Water World, c.1966, Pencil crayon on Gestetner paper, 14x8.5 in, 35.56x21.59 cm (left); Shaman With Two Faces, c.1966, Pencil crayon on Gestetner paper, 14x8.5 in, 35.56x21.59 cm (right)
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Morrisseau's Painting Fox And Fish Theme

Handwritten (verso) by Norval Morrisseau — in graphite:
Fox and fish Theme
the Sun who gives Life to all
matter upon Earth
and this Picture Potrayes [sic]
Life's Interdepende [sic] on the Sun
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Norval Morrisseau - Early Paper & Birch Bark

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to view our upcoming exhibition, Norval Morrisseau: Early Paper & Birch Bark, opening on Saturday, November 19 and continuing until December 17. This exhibition features 9 especially rare, early inks on birch bark and 14 rare, early pencil crayons on Gestetner paper, each circa 1966.

The majority of these exhibition works came to KRG from the heirs of two private collectors and patrons  Alfred Sawkins who lived in Kenora and Walter Ard who lived in Red Lake, both having acquired their artwork directly from Norval Morrisseau. Notable subject matter includes Bear Walker, Fox And Fish Theme, Lord Of The Water World, Mystical Thunderbird, c. 1960-64 and Ojibwa Midawiin Sacred Bear, c. 1959-62.

Please treat yourself to yet another outstanding exhibition by Norval Morrisseau — the iconic Canadian artist whose symbols and enduring artwork are synonymous with Canada's national identity.

Paul Robinson, Director
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