Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS)

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Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society(NMHS) was formed in October 2005 at the request of the artist to begin work on a catalogue raisonné in order to deal with the growing number of paintings misattributed to Morrisseau."

The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society issued the following public warning: "The NMHS is aware that there are many works available for sale to the public that are falsely attributed to Norval Morrisseau. When buying a work of art, ask the art dealer or art gallery about the origin and source of the work. Did it come from the artist directly, or from some other source? Inquiries about the work's provenance or history are advisable, as it is to become familiar with the artist's work and pricing in other galleries, auctions and exhibitions."

* Are these statements true and are they truly trying to preserve Norval Morrisseau Legacy or are they just instruments in hands of Gabe Vadas and Kinsman Robinson Galleries? I believe in the latter statement...
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/The painting in this posting is an authentic work of © Norval Morrisseau. Image of this painting titled "Ojibway Shaman Figure" (1978) can be found on page 118 in "The Art of Norval Morrisseau" /Sinclair, Lister, Jack Pollock, and Norval Morrisseau/ -Toronto, Ontario: Methuen, 1979./

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

At the opening of the morrisseau show at the mcmichael gallery in toronto gabe vadas said he had a disc of 1200 morrisseau's,800 of which were fakes.
lawyer"s letters were sent to him
requesting a copy of the disc.
his reply "the disc exists why would you care."
he has refused to produce the disc.

he has made serious claims, claimed to have the proof and refused to produce it.

in our world these kind of people are called "frauds",and held up for ridicule,as they deserve.

perhaps a class action lawsuit for
millions of $ is necessary for the public to realize the truth.

is there any one else out there that would join such an action?

Christian Morrisseau said...

Meegwitch from you comment

friends of morrisseau said...

Let's get something straight here: Gabe Vadas and his wife Michele are solely responsible for Norval Morrisseau's health and well-being. The Vadas' have proven themselves to be outstanding caregivers over the years never losing Norval Morrisseau's trust. We applaud them for excelling at this task when others failed.

Anonymous said...

You say care for him...more like hiding him from his family...

Anonymous said...

Morrisseau's true 'family' were those who provided around-the-clock care over the last years. Let's not underestimate the value of caregivers in our society.

Anonymous said...

I agree a class action suit should be brought against GABE and Co. Boy if I can only speak, I know A LOT.

Anonymous said...

...more blah, blah, blahing by the few who know so little. Tip: I hear you can get some good snake-oil on eBay...

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society have already catalogued over 1,200 authentic Morrisseau paintings. Certainly, there's no lack of misinformation on this blog!