Wednesday, April 24, 2013

>>> Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting at Art Gallery of Mississauga's 10th Annual Art Auction

~ Great opportunity for a serious collector and/or Institution

>> The below presented genuine Norval Morrisseau painting "Animal Sacred Totem, 1977" was originally acquired by an art vendor from Brampton, Ontario from Randy Potter Estate Auctions in Port Hope, Ontario and professionally appraised by Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery in Toronto, Ontario; who personally handled and examined this Norval Morrisseau artwork. This painting was then sold to a private collector from Mississauga, Ontario who donated it to Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) to be auctioned at their 10th Annual Art Auction on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 6 PM.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Rob Cowley, Chief Auctioneer, Joyner Canadian Fine Art


Doors open at 6 pm. Silent Auction bids begin.
Live Auction begins promptly at 7 pm.

TICKETS: $75 each.

Each ticket includes a $50 voucher used towards any one item in the live auction.

To purchase tickets contact Reception at the AGM 905 896 5088 / Funds raised at this event support the AGM's Growth Initiative and ensure that exhibitions and artist projects are accessible to everyone.

Auction Preview Week

Friday, April 26 – Tuesday, April 30, 2013

~For more information about this auction go to:


"Animal Sacred Totem", 25"x27", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau
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"Animal Sacred Totem", 25"x27", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau 
~ Inscription on the reverse side of canvas
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"Animal Sacred Totem", 25"x27", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau
/Professional appraisal work done by Maslak Mcleod Gallery in Toronto Ontario. This painting was personally handled and examined by Mr. Joseph McLeod who was as of October 10th, 2007 a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC); and is currently a member of The Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers (CPPA) - Click on image to enlarge/ -


> In a pivotal court case* relevant to the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artwork a court judgement had been made by Judge Paul J. Martial who stated the following about appraiser of the above artwork, Mr. Joseph McLeod:

“He demonstrated a superior depth of knowledge of Morrisseau…”
(Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 25)

“The testimony of Mr. Joseph McLeod is indicative of his care and the detailed effort to confirm provenance, including the hiring of a forensic expert to examine the signature on the back of the painting indicate that he took his role to provide appraisals seriously. His testimony… demonstrates his depth of knowledge of the painter due to his lengthy association with the artist.”

(Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 35)

* - "Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway" /SC-09-087264-0000/

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