Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Missing Morrisseau painting presumed stolen

Norval Morrisseau
Untitled (Moose), 1968
Acrylic on paper
21x29 in, 53.3x73.7 cm
Signed/framed
»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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