Saturday, March 10, 2018

Jack Pollock at KRG

Jack Pollock in 1990
“I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius.”
Notable art dealer Jack Pollock, who first discovered Morrisseau, liked to drop into Kinsman Robinson Galleries after leading his local art tours. Pollock is pictured admiring Norval Morrisseau’s mighty Sacred Eagle With Circles of Life painting. Jack said that he was glad that Kinsman Robinson Galleries represented Morrisseau at this stage in Norval’s life.

In an excerpt from Pollock’s memoir titled Dear M, he recalls the first time he met Norval, “As I walked in, [Morrisseau] scared the sh*t out of me because he started chanting and banging a drum. He was having fun, really having me on—a brilliant, brilliant manipulator. But then he went over to the table and picked up a brush and did this magnificent painting—and scared the sh*t out of me again. I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius.” Courtesy McClelland and Stewart.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

'The Shaman's Return'

The gallery welcomed Norval Morrisseau to the stable in 1989 and hosted his comeback exhibition "The Shaman's Return" from March 31 to April 28, 1990, an event which wowed collectors and critics alike. Kinsman Robinson's principals possess extensive experience and knowledge of Norval Morrisseau’s art.

Kinsman Robinson Galleries acted as Norval Morrisseau's primary gallery from 1989 until his death in 2007, so we’re well-versed in Norval Morrisseau’s genuine paintings and their unique qualities.

Kinsman Robinson Galleries specializes in Norval Morrisseau paintings of exceptional calibre and significance. Since 2008, Kinsman Robinson Galleries has held five biennial Norval Morrisseau retrospectives with accompanying full-colour exhibition catalogues.

Cover painting: "Portrait of the Artist in an Ancestral Image", acrylic on canvas, 48x40 ins., 121.92x101.6 cms.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Morrisseau through the Nineties

Clockwise from top: Norval Morrisseau (1991) with Diane Kinsman and Don Robinson at Morrisseau's second Kinsman Robinson exhibition; Norval Morrisseau (1997) with Don Robinson at another sold-out opening; Norval Morrisseau (1989) with Don Robinson meeting in Aldergrove.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Five newly consigned Morrisseau works

These five paintings are among the most modestly priced, full-colour acrylics on paper by Norval Morrisseau available today. [All sold.]

Newly consigned from two individual collectors, they were each purchased during Norval Morrisseau's lifetime, only having been in the one collection since coming to KRG from the artist's studio. Painted edge-to-edge on 300lb. 100% rag paper, they're signed 'Copper Thunderbird' in syllabics. They are framed to conservation (archival) standards.

Clockwise from top left: We Are All Interdependent In Spirit, 1997; All Is Well, 2000; Frog On A Lily Pad, 1998; Eagle Young, 2001; Shamanic Owl With Transformation, 2001
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