Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part VI)

When: Some Time in 1985;
Where: Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario


"Standing Brave", 100"x56", © 1985 Norval Morrisseau
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>The above presented image of a genuine Norval Morrisseau painting on canvas is one from the 'Subway Collection' currently available for purchase at Maslak McLeod Gallery (click HERE), owner  Mr. Joseph McLeod of Toronto, Ontario. Click HERE, HERE & HERE for detailed large resolution images of sections of the above painting.

"Standing Brave", 100"x56", © 1985 Norval Morrisseau
~ Inscription on the back /Click on image to Enlarge/

Note: Inscribed with black paint "Coralyn - RENT - Norval"
~ Please refer to Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part IV)-

> The following is a letter Norval Morrisseau wrote to his landlord Carolyn some time in 1985.

Note the envelope Norval Morrisseau used to send letter to his ladlord Carolyn: 'Northern and Indian Affairs Canada' to Norval Morrisseau (received from the Honourable David Crombie, PC, OC who at that time served as a Minister of Northern and Indian Affairs).
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~ Norval Morrisseau expressed great sense of humour by drawing a post stamp with smiley face on it!-


~ Page 1 /Click on image to Enlarge/

~ Page 2 /Click on image to Enlarge/

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~ Page 3 /Click on image to Enlarge/

~ Page 4 /Click on image to Enlarge/-


~ Page 5 /Click on image to Enlarge/


~ Page 6 /Click on image to Enlarge/

~ Page 7 /Click on image to Enlarge/


~ Page 8 /Click on image to Enlarge/

~ Page 9 /Click on image to Enlarge/

> It is clear from the painting and the letter that Norval Morrisseau worked with Mr. Julian Porter (a Chairman for the Toronto Transit Commission - TTC) and The Honourable David Crombie (a Minister of Northern and Indian Affairs) on a mural project for the University Avenue subway station adjacent to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). He was working on a $300,000 contract with the TTC (see Page 6) and at least one of the paintings (shown above) was given to his landlord Carolyn as a rent payment (see Page 8). Also, he expressed his dissatisfaction with Ritchie R. Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer. Telling Mr. Sinclair to leave the project because he was not getting Morrisseau and his team anywhere except to divert him from successfully negotiating the Subway project (read Pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8).

> Ritchie R. Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer scandalized this story about the 'Subway Collection' event on his website of Ritchie R. Sinclair misinformed the public that these paintings were stolen. He also publicly slandered Mr. Gary Lamont by calling him a drug dealer and forgery source. He has also stated that Mr. Lamont tried to create a history with Norval Morrisseau (click HERE for original post or click HERE for its screen capture). Also, Ritchie R. Sinclair wrote that I told him that it was Mr. Gary Lamont selling the 'Subway Collection' paintings through Maslak McLeod Gallery. I want to make it clear that I have never had any conversation with Ritchie R. Sinclair in regards to this matter and what he has posted on his

~ Click HERE to view another painting titled "Shaman with Medicine Turtle" that is offered for sale at Maslak McLeod Gallery (click HERE) that also appeared in a photograph taken in 1985 on the wall behind Mr. Gary Lamont and Norval Morrisseau in Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario (click HERE to view original photograph taken with permission from Mr. Lamont's website).

> Mr. Gary Lamont a.k.a. Gary Bruce Thacky (Thunder Bay, Ontario) is the owner of and he did not need to create a history with Norval Morrisseau. Mr. Lamont was a very close and good friend of Norval Morrisseu. Mr. Morrrisseu always kept Mr. Gary Lamont in high regards right from the very beginning of their relationship. Mr. Gary Lamont had a connection with the artist that went back to the beginning of the 1980's and Norval Morrisseau was a family friend since the early 1960's (click HERE).-

~ All the paintings presented now and in the past on are authentic pieces of art by Norval Morrisseau.

Reference: The following individuals were mentioned in Norval Morrisseau's letter to his landlord Carolyn (building owner being Mr. Wayne Tricket):

~ Steven Harvey and Tony Liddell - rented space for Norval Morrisseau (Page 2);
~ Ritchie Sinclair - Norval Morrisseau's apprentice (Pages 2, 3, 8, 4, 5 & 7);
~ Larry from 'Bear Gallery' (Page 3);
~ The Honourable Lily Munro, Minister of Culture (Page 5);
~ Mr. Julian Porter, who was a Chairman of the TTC from 1979 to 1987 (Page 6) &
~ The Honourable David Crombie*, PC, OC who at that time served as a Minister of Northern and Indian Affairs (Pages 6, 7 & 8).

* The Honourable David Crombie served as Mayor of Toronto from 1972 to 1978 and as Member of Parliament from 1978 to 1988, during which time he served in three different federal Cabinet posts: Minister of Health and Welfare, Minister of Northern and Indian Affairs and Secretary of State.-

>>> Reference posts:
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part I),
The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part II),

- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part III),
The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part IV),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part V),
- Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part V),
- Otavnik Vs Sinclair SC 09-00082782-0000,
Who is Ritchie R. Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer? &
- CASE SUMMARY: Otavnik Vs Sinclair SC 09-00082782-0000.


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