Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Missing Morrisseau painting presumed stolen

Norval Morrisseau
Untitled (Moose), 1968
Acrylic on paper
21x29 in, 53.3x73.7 cm
»On July 18, 2012 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the above described painting by renowned Anishinabe artist Norval Morrisseau was reportedly taken off the back of a delivery van parked on Cumberland Street in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville district. Norval Morrisseau is an iconic Canadian artist whose symbols and enduring artwork have become synonymous with Canada's national identity. A number of Morrisseau artworks in public collections are certified as being of "outstanding significance" to Canada's national heritage. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this painting, please call Toronto Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222. (Police report #4427639 taken by PC Janet Stather - 53 Division).
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Norval Morrisseau Art Exhibit July 18, 2012

In conjunction with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 33rd Annual General Assembly, the Host Committee along with Westerkirk Works of Art and the Royal Bank of Canada will co-host a one-day public exhibition of original Norval Morrisseau paintings. The AFN Delegate Reception for the Ontario Grand Chiefs includes a reception and viewing of this private collection of Norval Morrisseau paintings. Westerkirk Works of Art have produced a special edition publication specifically for the AFN 2012 Assembly. Contents include: An introduction by Ontario Regional Chief, Angus Toulouse; Essays by Elliott Doxtater-Wynn, Barry Ace and Robert Houle; A message from Sherry Brydson, Principal, Westerkirk Works of Art. Sherry Brydson writes, "Placing Morrisseau’s vision before us all can only result in fostering greater learning and positive understanding among all cultures."
»The one-day exhibit will be open and free to the general public on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing Art Gallery, The Roundhouse – 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Canada, M5V 3M9, directly across from the south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, artshow@steamwhistle.ca
Illustrated: Unity of Children and Nature, c.1985, Acrylic on canvas, 40x96 in, 101.6x243.84 cm, Collection of Westerkirk Works of Art, Toronto
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