Thursday, April 12, 2018

Norval Morrisseau's artwork authenticaded by the Artist, Sixteen years ago TODAY, offered for sale at Auction... /BDP Signature authenticated by Forensic Science/

Levis Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals
/Calgary, Alberta CANADA/

"Your in the Fourth Dimension" 1976 Norval Morrisseau
/Click on image to Enlarge and/or click HERE for canvas VERSO/
Source: Private Collection of Mr. Rolf Schnieders (1928-2015), Thunder Bay, ON
Note: This painting is in direct connection with a landmark court decision confirming the authenticity of thousands of Norval Morrisseau paintings (click HEREHERE.)

This and two additional genuine Norval Morrisseau painting were offered for sale on April 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sunday) at "LEVIS Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals" @ Mount Royal University Roderick Mah Centre in Calgary, Alberta (The other Lot 059 has the same provenance as the Lot #60; Lot 59.1 was originally purchased from Donald Robinson's Kinsman Robinson Galleries.)

Notes: Signed in syllabics lower left; signed, titled and dated verso; framed.

Reference: Lot includes certificate of authenticity from the artist with signature and thumb print 2002 as well as a copy of a forensic Examination Report on the artist’s signature done by Worldwide Forensic Services and Dr. Atul Singla using the signature done for the certificate of this painting.

Provenance: purchased from Thomas Denomme at
Vision Quest Gallery, Calgary, 2006; private collection, Calgary; Acquired from Mr. William (Bill) Wallace who got it from private collection of
Mr. Rolf Schnieders (1928-2015), Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Estimate: $9,000/12,000


Ms. Carmen Robertson* noted that Mr. Schnieders was "well-known conduit for Morrisseau's paintings in the Thunder Bay region" and was "actively handling works by the artist since 1960s. He operated small store on May St., in Thunder Bay ON called 'Yesterday's Treasures' for a number of years and this was one way he sold works by Morrisseau." 

* - An associate professor of contemporary Aboriginal art history in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan & Member of the defunct Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS)-



Ms. Carmen Robertson*, who would consider this genuine Norval Morrisseau painting authenticated by the artist himself and authenticated by Forensic science, to be "Attributed to Norval Morrisseau" (the FAKE)!

~ This genuine painting on canvas by Norval Morrisseau was signed by the artist with a dry brush (BDP) techniqueIt also includes four "Wascana floaters, which are, as per 'self-proclaimed expert on Norval Morrisseau and his biography' - Ms. Carmen Robertson, clear indication of an alleged Forgery.


Norval Morrisseau saw the painting “Your in the Fourth Dimension 1976” in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he signed its Certificate of Authenticity SIXTEEN YEARS AGO TODAY, on April 12, 2002.

To see the Certificate of Authenticity for “Your in the Fourth Dimension 1976” click HERE.

This new known signature, brought to 18, the number of known signatures Dr. Singla used for reference. The new signature merely served to confirm Dr. Singla in his original “Wheel of Life 1979” forensic finding, as it being an original Morrisseau, and signed on the back in black dry brush paint by the artist.

And he further concluded that no one else could have been the author of the work, or its signature.

To download Dr. Singla’s #2 Supplementary “Wheel of Life 1979” (Dec. 22, 2011) forensic report CLICK HERE.

~ This Forensic report has listed as an important reference the following documents:

1)  Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss/' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (BDP) technique'/ &

2) Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part IV)  /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the Certificates of Authenticity for paintings signed with a dry brush (DB) technique'/

NOTE: This painting was previously offered for purchase at Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary, Alberta.

>>> Reference posts:
"Famed tenor drops suit alleging art dealer sold him fake Morrisseau paintings" by James Adams.

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