Thursday, August 23, 2012
Norval Morrisseau's iconic Canadian art
Untitled (Sacred Bear), c. 1969
Acrylic on kraft board
30x32 in, 76.2x81.28 cm
»Affectionately referred to as "dancing bear" by gallery staff, Norval Morrisseau executed this particular painting with a high degree of craftsmanship and skill during the late 1960s. The subject matter, skill level and style as well as the earth tones (that were part of Morrisseau's ever-popular colour palette) are telltale signs that you're looking at the real deal.
Provenance: Private collection, Montreal; The Shayne Gallery, Montreal; Artist’s agent working for Indian and Northern Affairs, Kenora; Acquired from the artist
Reproduced: p. 35, Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Norval Morrisseau 2012 Retrospective. Toronto, 2012.
Exhibited: Norval Morrisseau 2012 Retrospective. Sep 15 - Nov 20, 2012, Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto.
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Posted by Principal Morrisseau dealer at 12:30 PM