Monday, October 20, 2014

>>> Genuine 'Randy Potter Morrisseau painting' appraised by Mr. Galal Helmy for $100,000

 
Revised /Originally published on June 1st, 2013/
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"The Great Creator", 23"x96", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau,
* Exhibited at Mr. David Barnes' home, Brampton, Ontario CANADA
PROVENANCE: Randy Potter Estate Auctions, Port Hope, ONTARIO;
                       David Voss from Thunder Bay, ONTARIO.
AUTHENTICATION/APPRAISAL: Mr. Galal Helmy, Jasper ALBERTA
/Click on image to Enlarge/

~ Click HERE, HERE & HERE to see detailed images of the front of artwork - a title and artist's signatures in Cree syllabics and English signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique.


>>> The above Genuine Norval Morrisseau was authenticated/appraised by Mr. Galal Helmy, owner of the Maligne Canyon Restaurant & Gift Shop in Jasper, Alberta and EA Studios. The gift shop has  a spectacular collection of original Native Indian and Inuit art. Well-known artists include Norval Morrisseau, Eddy Cobiness, Jackson Beardy and the Hunt family of the Kwakiutl Nation.


Mr. Galal Helmy
 
Norval Morrisseau lived in Jasper from 1985 until early 1987. Mr. Galal Helmy says Morrisseau returned there in June 1987, and stayed until December 1987 when he returned back to Vancouver.


Mr. Helmy purchased hundreds of paintings directly from Norval Morrisseau which he produced while stayed at his premises. Mr. Helmy says that he took a photo of the artist with a painting for every artwork he had ever acquired from Norval Morrisseau.

 
"Self Portrait"; © 1986 Norval Morrisseau
Mr. Helmy's donation to Canadian Museum of Civilization 

The Government of Canada has often asked for pieces of Galal Helmy's collection to be included in their Canadian Museum of Civilization. Mr. Galal Helmy donated one of the Norval Morrisseau's artworks to the same institution "Self Portrait, 1986", which was exhibited at "NORVAL MORRISSEAU - SHAMAN ARTIST" held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario from February 3rd to April 30th, 2006. This was the first solo exhibition featuring a First Nations artist in 126-year history of the National Gallery of Canada.
 
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Mr. Galal Helmy's Authentication/Appraisal of Norval
Morrisseau's "The Great Creator"; Dated October 14, 2007

 

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>>> In a court judgement Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway /Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000/ Judge Paul J. Martial stated the following:

"The Court finds that there is overwhelming evidence that Norval Morrisseau signed paintings in black brush paint.”

 
(Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 34)

NOTE: Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting involved in this court case was also acquired from Randy Potter Estate Auctions and appraised by Mr. Joseph McLeod.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Click HERE to see another authentic Norval Morrisseau painting from a private collection of Mr. David Barnes which he acquired directly from Mr. Galal Helmy at Maligne Canyon Restaurant (EA Studios) - Jasper, Alberta and it is currently available for purchase (as of October 20th, 2014).


>>> Reference posts:
- Forensic Document Examination (Part I), - Signatures on Norval Morrisseau artworks certified by Forensic Science, - Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World, - Genuine Morrisseau paintings: Appraised, Authenticated and Forensically Analyzed... /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/ - Experts in Norval Morrisseau's Art (Part I) /Ref.: Mr. Joseph McLeod/ - Norval Morrisseau authenticating his artworks /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Endorsement by Thunder Bay Art Gallery of genuine Morrisseau paintings from 1970's /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Authenticity Statement by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic /'In regards to Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/ - Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway (Part IV) & - Pivotal Court Case Relevant to Authenticity of Norval Morrisseau Artworks.

* Genuine ink drawing on paper in this post: "Self Portrait"; © 1986 Norval Morrisseau; Mr. Helmy's donation to Canadian Museum of Civilization. This artwork was originally published in a book: "NORVAL MORRISSEAU: SHAMAN ARTIST", © 2006 Greg A. Hill - National Gallery of Canada; ISBN 1-55365-176-6

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

>>> Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott of the Eagle Spirit Gallery /Revisited/

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~ Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique ~

 
~ This video shows authentic 1970's Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique; currently offered for sale at the Eagle Spirit Gallery (please, CALL for availability)

PROVENANCE: Randy Potter Estate Auctions, Port Hope, ON; David Voss, Rolf SchneidersGary Lamont, all from Thunder Bay, ON.


>>> The following is Mr. Robert Scott's Statutory Declaration in the Matter of the genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings being signed with a dry brush (DB) technique:

TO WIT:

I, Robert Scott, Owner/Operator of Eagle Spirit Gallery [1] of 1803 Maritime Mews, Vancouver, BC, hereby make oath and swear as follows:

1. I knew Norval Morrisseau from 1990 until 1998. During that time Norval Morrisseau painted in my gallery on at least six occasions.

2. I personally observed Norval Momsseau sign his name in English on the back of canvas paintings at least six times, using black acrylic paint.

3. I attach as Schedule "A" a copy of the front and back of a cheque I used to purchase one painting from Norval Morrisseau.

4. I have sold and seen many other Norval Momsseau paintings, both from Norval Morrisseau directly, and from others.

5. Most canvas paintings had Norval Morrisseau's signature in English on the back in black acrylic paint.

AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.

DECLARED BEFORE ME in the City of Vancouver, this 16th day of December, 2011:

Signed   /ACommissioner/   Signed  /Robert Scott/





[1] - From public museums to private collectors, the Eagle Spirit Gallery has clients across the globe. Eagle Spirit Gallery and the artists it represents have provided artwork for various shows and exhibitions including the Museum of Arts and Design New York, the Smithsonian Museums in New York and Washington D.C., Fortnum and Mason in London, England, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Museum of Civilization in Ontario, the Heard Museum in Arizona and many more locations.


>>> To download a signed Statutory Declaration together with a bank cheques payable to and endorsed by Norval Morrisseau click on image below:




IMPORTANT NOTE: Bank account number have been blacked out for PRIVACY PROTECTION.


>>> Reference posts:
- Signatures on Norval Morrisseau artworks certified by Forensic Science, - David Voss about Donald Robinson, - Friends of Norval Morrisseau (Part VII) /Ref. Mr. Gary Lamont/ - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/ - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/, - Forensic Document Examination (Part I), - Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part I), Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part II),- Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part III), - "Morrisseau Signature Identification Article 101" (Part I) & - Norval Morrisseau Certificates of Authenticity. /Signed by the artist on April 11, 2002 in Thunder Bay, Ontario/
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“The Court finds that there is overwhelming evidence that Norval Morrisseau signed paintings in black brush paint.” - Judge Paul J. Martial*


Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway
/Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000/

~ Reference information for Norval Morrisseau's admirers, researchers, investigators, news reporters & art collectors


"Untitled", 58"x138", acrylic on canvas, © 1979 Norval Morrisseau
~ Forensically certified as an authentic Morrisseau artwork by Mr. Kenneth J. Davies, Questioned Document Examiner in his 3rd Summary Report dated December 19, 2011.


Below, listed in chronological order, are the Forensic Reports available for FREE DOWNLOAD (2002 to 2013). These reports feature the conclusive findings of three top internationally recognized Forensic Document Examiners and Handwriting Experts that questioned signatures on various artworks were authored by Norval Morrisseau:

~ Reports No. 4, 5 & 10 are directly related to  Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway court case

1. Forensic Report; File No. 1349/02; January 24th, 2002
Re: Handwriting Identification of Norval Morrisseau
Prepared for Maslak McLeod Gallery (Joseph McLeod), Toronto, ON
Prepared by Brian Lindblom, B.A., F.S.S. Dip. - Forensic Document Examiner (Document Examination Consultants Inc.)
              
2. Forensic Report; File No. 1834/07; March 13th, 2007
Re: Norval Morrisseau Signature Comparison
Prepared for Joseph Otavnik, Oshawa, ON
Prepared by Brian Lindblom, B.A., FSSocDip - Forensic Document Examiner
(Document Examination Consultants Inc.)

3. Forensic Report; File No. 1951/08; November 5th, 2008
Re: Norval Morrisseau Paintings

Prepared for Michael Moniz, Brampton, ON
Prepared by Brian Lindblom, B.A., FSSocDip, D-ABFDE - Forensic Document Examiner (Document Examination Consultants Inc.)


4. Forensic Report; WWFS File No. 2002; August 24th, 2010
Re: Signatures of Norval Morrisseau on Paintings

Prepared for James White, Toronto, ON
Prepared by Dr. Atul K. Singla, M.Sc., Pd. D. (Forensic Science) - Forensic Document Examiner (Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.)


5. Supplementary Forensic Report; WWFS File No. 2002A; May 27th, 2011; Re: Signatures of Norval Morrisseau on Paintings
Prepared for James White, Toronto, ON
Prepared by Dr. Atul K. Singla, M.Sc., Pd. D. (Forensic Science) - Forensic Document Examiner (Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.)

6. Summary Report; File No. 3442-1; July 29th, 2011
Re: Examination of Questioned Signatures Pertinent to the Authentication of Paintings of Norval Morrisseau

Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Kenneth J. Davies, B.Sc. C.Ga CFC - Examiner, Questioned Documents (Grapho-Lab® Services - Hawkeye Studios)

7. 2nd Summary Report; File No. 3442-1; November 10th, 2011
Re: Examination of Questioned Signatures Pertinent to the Authentication of Paintings of Norval Morrisseau

Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Kenneth J. Davies, B.Sc. C.Ga CFC - Examiner, Questioned Documents (Grapho-Lab® Services - Hawkeye Studios)

8. 3rd Summary Report; File No. 3442-1; December 19th, 2011
Re: Examination of Questioned Signatures Pertinent to the Authentication of Paintings of Norval Morrisseau

Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Kenneth J. Davies, B.Sc. C.Ga CFC - Examiner, Questioned Documents (Grapho-Lab® Services - Hawkeye Studios)

9. Forensic Report; WWFS File No. 2099; December 21st, 2011
Re: Signatures of Norval Morrisseau on Paintings

Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Dr. Atul K. Singla, M.Sc., Pd. D. (Forensic Science) - Forensic Document Examiner (Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.)


10. Second Supplementary Forensic Report; WWFS File No. 2002B; December 22nd, 2011; Re: Signatures of Norval Morrisseau on Paintings
Prepared for James White, Toronto, ON
Prepared by Dr. Atul K. Singla, M.Sc., Pd. D. (Forensic Science) - Forensic Document Examiner (Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.)

11. 4th Summary Report; File No. 3442-1; April 18th, 2012
Re: Examination of Questioned Signatures Pertinent to the Authentication of Paintings of Norval Morrisseau

Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Kenneth J. Davies, B.Sc. C.Ga CFC - Examiner, Questioned Documents (Grapho-Lab® Services - Hawkeye Studios)

12. 5th Summary Report; File No. 3442-1; May 3rd, 2013
Re: Examination of Questioned Signatures Pertinent to the Authentication of Paintings of Norval Morrisseau
Prepared for Ugo Matulic, Calgary, AB
Prepared by Kenneth J. Davies, B.Sc. C.Ga CFC - Examiner, Questioned Documents (Grapho-Lab® Services - Hawkeye Studios)

More Forensic Reports COMING SOON...






* -  Deputy Judge Paul J. Martial's judgement dated March 25th, 2013
/Original Downloadable Document/

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>>> Reference posts:
- Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World, - Genuine Morrisseau paintings: Appraised, Authenticated and Forensically Analyzed... /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/ - Experts in Norval Morrisseau's Art (Part I) /Ref.: Mr. Joseph McLeod/ - Norval Morrisseau authenticating his artworks /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Endorsement by Thunder Bay Art Gallery of genuine Morrisseau paintings from 1970's /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Authenticity Statement by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic /'In regards to Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/ - Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway (Part IV) & - Pivotal Court Case Relevant to Authenticity of Norval Morrisseau Artworks.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Joseph Boyden talks writing process with Peter Mansbridge @ Maslak McLeod Gallery


... surrounded by authentic Norval Morrisseau paintings


Copyright © CBC 2013

~ To view authentic Norval Morrisseau acrylic on canvas "Unity of Inorganics, 1970s"; 60" x 109" shown behind Mr. Boyden, click HERE; Go to Page 50 & 51 of Maslak McLeod Gallery's Catalogue (This Catalogue was endorsed by James K. Bartleman*, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario).

* - A member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation

 ~ To view the full interview (HD) between Joseph Boyden [1] and Peter Mansbridge @ Maslak McLeod Gallery, originally aired on December 7th, 2013 click HERE.


"And so for this Mansbridge One on One interview with Joseph Boyden, we wanted a setting that would be different than our regular location. The folks at the Maslak McLeod Gallery [2] (which specializes in Woodland, Inuit, Plains and Maritime aboriginal art) opened their Toronto space to us. They were at the tail end of an exhibit of one of Canada’s most important artists, Ojibwe painter Norval Morrisseau. Short of being on Georgian Bay itself, it was the perfect setting for a conversation with Boyden."

Source: CBC News Aboriginal


[1] - Joseph Boyden, Author "The Orenda"a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His first novel, Three Day Road won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his third book, The Orenda was named the winner of the 2014 edition of Canada Reads.

What don't Canadians know about our own pre-confederation history? How has that framed aboriginal and non-aboriginal relations today, up to and including Idle No More? Peter talks with the author about that and how those themes play out in his historical novel "The Orenda".
 
[2] - Joseph McLeod, a Maslak McLeod Gallery's owner who is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in Canadian 'Woodland Art' and who has built an impressive reputation in the art world for more than 40 years.

Recently, Mr. Joseph McLeod testified in a pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks [see Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway].
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.@ Kelowna Art Gallery STARTS TODAY!


Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
/OCTOBER 11TH, 2014 - JANUARY 4TH 2015/


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Portrait of Norval Morrisseau

Portrait (White clay): 8'-0" x 3'-6" x 2'-2" (Height x Width x Depth)
Staff (White clay): 3'-10" x 1'-10" x 10" (Height x Width x Depth)
/The portrait has not yet been cast into bronze/

* Inquires from patrons and cultural institutions wordwide are welcomed-


"It is no less than a gift to humanity."


SHAMAN ARTIST-

Norval Morrisseau has not left us, love never leaves, it defines life. He was aware as an artist in this world that the quest and the goal of all life is to reach the pinnacle of understanding the concept of love. The subtext of all his life's work - and he heard it in Spirit - "It is essential that all life respect life". Love. His creations were defined by love. Humankind is in the process of discover­ing the definition of love, and Norval was well aware of this in every cell of his Being. He did everything that was within his powers to move us closer to this understanding, through his paintings.

He has told us that he is a child of the stars, and he tried to tell us that we too are star children. He demonstrated beautifully, artistically, that there is no balance between spirit life and physical life, there is no contest - the Spirit is always #1. Because of this and he understood this instinctively, joy is our legacy, "wherever joy is, you are". Norval knew this and he gave this to us intimately as "Copper Thunderbird" shaman artist.

He has not left us, he is here celebrating his gifts to us as we continue to receive them. For generations to come - the joy of his creations will speak to us of this great artist, and we will wonder and certainly rejoice as he was so much a part of us, and we of him. As we are all - always in all ways - he was a messenger.

"All is well, blessings be."-

Susan Murar, Sculptor
BA, MFA, OCAD U





All tour dates for this exhibition:
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB - May 10 to August 31, 2014
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC - October 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON - October 24, 2015 to January 17, 2016
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Friday, October 10, 2014

"A Picasso in the North Country - The Wild Journey of Canadian Artist Norval Morrisseau" by James R. Stevens

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~ Norval Morrisseau Biography
  
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Ahnisnabae Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN:
9780986548215

- ISBN: 0986548219
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 16 x 17.8 cm
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~ Book Review & Critique Coming Soon!


>>> Reference posts:
- The “Case of the Missing Paintings” (SHOCKING DISCLOSURE OF THE DAMAGE DONE… - To Canada’s First Nations Art Heritage by the “Conspiracy Theorists” and their Gullible, Feckless,  and Compliant Partners in Cultural Genocide…); Source: theMorrisseauHoaxExposedBlog.com)
- "Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird" by Armand Garnet Ruffo /Norval Morrisseau Biography/
- Recommended readings (Part XII)
  /"Sacred Legends of the Sandy Lake Cree" by JAMES R. STEVENS/
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Norval Morrisseau @ Bayard Gallery, New York, NY (1980)

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BAYARD GALLERY, New York, New York USA
/September 20 - October 26, 1980/


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


"Shaman and Spirit Helpers", © 1980 Norval Morrisseau
/Click on image to Enlarge/


"Rarely in the History of Art has the work of one man been adopted as the visual vocabulary of an entire culture. Norval Morrisseau, having the totem Copper Thunderbird, is this man."

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>>> Reference post:
- Norval Morrisseau Exhibition Posters (Part I).
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