Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

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Illustration by Spirit Walker -- 
~ Click HERE to view a genuine Norval Morrisseau painting used for this illustration


"I've always wanted to be a role model. I've always wanted to stay an Indian. I wanted the little kids to know that."

Norval Morrisseau 


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Stolen Norval Morrisseau Artworks (Part I)

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"Loons + Beavers Mingle", 19"x28", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau 
~ click HERE to view inscription of the canvas' VERSO
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>>> The above presnted painting 'LOONS+BEAVERS MINGLE', 1976, was sold on eBay in October 2006. It was posted out on October 31st 2006 via FEDEX to Mr. Brent Hoedel of Cochrane, Alberta (eBay ID: graysonsausages).

Mr. Hoedel claims that this painting never arrived to him?

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of this painting and/or it's recovery will recieve a very handsome and generous cash reward upto $10,000.00. Your identity will remain anonymous for your protection and saftey.

Best regards,

Michael Moniz, Brampton, Ontario





BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: This painting which was purchased by Mr. Michael Moniz from Randy Potter Estate Auctions in Port Hope, Ontario was previously offered for sale through Heffel Auctions in Toronto, Ontario - Lot #32 (click HERE for a recorded information in www.artfact.com database).


* The acrylic paintings on canvas in this post: "Loons + Beavers Mingle", 19"x28", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau

Happy Birthday to You, No. 7,000,000,000

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"My people believe the earth to be their mother and that we are children of the earth. In spirit we are one with our environment."

Norval Morrisseau 


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-NOTE: According to global estimates, the world population has reached 7 billion people today- which brings into question our increasing ecological impact. Click HERE for more information.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Is NMHS' silence golden?

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Illustration by Spirit Walker -- 
"NORVAL MORRISSEAU HERITAGE SOCIETY (NMHS)", 2005-2011


"The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society was established at the request of Norval Morrisseau to research, document and preserve his artistic achievement and protect the integrity of his art. It seeks to achieve this mission by establishing and maintaining a registry of his works, publishing and updating a catalogue raisonne of his artistic output and providing the necessary expertise to authenticate his art."

Mission Statement -

~ Committee members of the NMHS are as follows:

* Elizabeth McLuhan - Dept. of History, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
* Dr. Ruth Philips - Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario;
* Greg Hill - Audain Curator and Head of the Department of Indigenous Art at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;
* Lee Ann Martin - Curator of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art, Museum of Civilization (not a member anymore);
* Viviane Gray - Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Dept. of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, Ottawa, Ontario (not a member anymore);
* Carmen Robertson -  an associate professor of contemporary Aboriginal art history in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan (a NEW member);
* Richard H. Baker - Barrister and Solicitor.

> NMHS could be contacted at norvalmorrisseauheritage@gmail.com or you may click above on each NMHS members' names to e-mail them about your questions, concernes & satisfaction or dissatisfaction of their achievements to date.

BLOG MASTER'S COMMENT: Why are they silent? Is their silence approval for what has been happening in the Norval Morrisseau Art Market? If they truly care in "protecting the integrity of Norval Morrisseau's art" they would need to speak up. Their silence is hurting the legacy of the man they are supposed to protect and the longer they wait to publish a public statement regarding this matter presented herein, the longer the legacy of Norval Morrisseau will suffer.

Ugo Matulić a.k.a. Spirit Walker
/spiritwalker2008@gmail.com//

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>>> Reference posts:
- Open Letter to the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society,
- The truth behind 'Open Letter to the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society',
- The story which preceded the 'Open Letter to the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society'... & - Blasphemy (Part II).
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THIS EVENING, Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings on canvas offered for sale in Victoria

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"The Fine Art Auction" by Lunds Auctions, Victoria, BC  


>>> The following the seven out of ten genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings which have been offered for sale this evening at Lunds Auctions


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"Shaman Converses with Birds", 24 3/4"x26 1/4", 
© 1970's Norval Morrisseau
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"Shaman Converses with Birds", 24 3/4"x26 1/4",
© 1970's Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO /Click on image to Enlarge/


This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #3.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

SOLD For: $1,700


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"Shaman gains Power", 16 1/2"x 24", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
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"Shaman gains Power", 16 1/2"x 24", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #7.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

SOLD For: $1,000


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"Untitled", 11"x 14 3/4", © 1970 Norval Morrisseau
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"Untitled", 11"x 14 3/4", © 1970 Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #17.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

SOLD For: $800


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"Bear and Fish", 22 1/2"x29 3/4", © 1979 Norval Morrisseau
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"Bear and Fish", 22 1/2"x29 3/4", © 1979 Norval Morrisseau
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #19.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

SOLD For: $1,100


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"Soma", 20"x27"", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
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"Soma", 20"x27", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO 
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #21.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

SOLD For: $1,100


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"Untitled", 20"x11 3/4", © 1970's Norval Morrisseau
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"Untitled", 20"x11 3/4", © 1970's Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #51.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

SOLD For: $1,050


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"Untitled", 10"x20", © 1970's Norval Morrisseau
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"Untitled", 10"x20", © 1970's Norval Morrisseau ~ VERSO
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas is offered for sale on October, 25th, 2011 at Lunds Auctions, Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; See Lot #52.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500





NOTE: To view other genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings offered at Lunds Auctions this evening see Lot #57, Lot #58 & Lot #59.


>>> Reference posts:
Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting offered for sale at LEVIS Auctions,
- Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting removed from Levis Online Auctions?,
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part I); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part II); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part III); Randy Potters Estate Auctions, Port Hope, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IV); RITCHIES Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part V); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VI); Heffel's Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VII); SEAHAWK Auctions, Maple Ridge, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VIII); LUNDS Auctions, Victoria, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IX); EMPIRE AUCTIONS, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part X); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XI); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XII); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIII); WADDINGTON'S Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.

- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Recent Sales of Genuine Norval Morrisseau's Art at Sotheby's - A Review
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVI); Clarkson Auctions and Movers Inc., Stouffville, Ontario.

- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVII); 'SIMPSON Sporting Auctions', Creemore, Ontario.

* The acrylic paintings on canvas in this post: All  © 1970's by Norval Morrisseau

Monday, October 24, 2011

>>> Recent Sales of Genuine Norval Morrisseau's Art at Sotheby's - A Review

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"IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART" by Sotheby's  

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"Shaman Changes Into Thunderbird", 46"x28",
© 1962 Norval Morrisseau ~ FRONT + VERSO

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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas was sold on May 26th, 2011 at 'Sotheby's Art Auction House', Toronto, Ontario CANADA; See Lot #128.
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Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000


Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  $11,400 CAD -


Provenance: Private Collection, Quebec.


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"Untitled", 52"x44", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau
~ FRONT + VERSO 
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas was sold on May 26th, 2011 at 'Sotheby's Art Auction House', Toronto, Ontario CANADA; See Lot #163.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  $14,400 CAD

Provenance: Private Collection, Quebec.


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"Ancestral Bear", 40"x48", © 1980s Norval Morrisseau
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas was sold on May 26th, 2011 at 'Sotheby's Art Auction House', Toronto, Ontario CANADA; See Lot #112.-

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  $15,600 CAD

Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING PROVENANCE:
~ for "Shaman Changes Into Thunderbird", 1962 & "Untitled", 1973

>>> As per communication with Ms. Marie-Jo Paquet [1], who is an employee of the 'Sotheby's Art Auction House', it was determined that previous owner for the paintings 1 & 2 resided in Thunder Bay, Ontario and would have acquired the paintings directly from the artist.

[1] Marie-Jo Paquet
Junior Specialist
Canadian Art
Tel: +1 416 926 1774
Fax: +1 416 926 9179
mariejo.paquet@sothebys.com




NOTE: I wish to thank also a collector/bidder for the submission of the reverse images on these three paintings presented above. These reverse images were presented to the collector by Ms. Marie-Jo Paquet of 'Sotheby's Art Auction House'. 

For an example of a genuine Norval Morrisseau's artwork auctioned on behalf of the Sotheby's & sold for $45,000 on November 23rd, 2010 at Royal Ontario Museum click HERE.


>>> Reference posts:
Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting offered for sale at LEVIS Auctions,
- Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting removed from Levis Online Auctions?,
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part I); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part II); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part III); Randy Potters Estate Auctions, Port Hope, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IV); RITCHIES Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part V); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VI); Heffel's Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VII); SEAHAWK Auctions, Maple Ridge, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VIII); LUNDS Auctions, Victoria, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IX); EMPIRE AUCTIONS, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part X); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XI); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XII); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIII); WADDINGTON'S Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.

- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Recent Sales of Genuine Norval Morrisseau's Art at Sotheby's - A Review
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVI); Clarkson Auctions and Movers Inc., Stouffville, Ontario.

- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVII); 'SIMPSON Sporting Auctions', Creemore, Ontario.

* The acrylic paintings on canvas in this post: "Shaman Changes Into Thunderbird", 46"x28", © 1962 Norval Morrisseau; See Lot #128; "Untitled", "52"x44", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau; See Lot #163; "Ancestral Bear", 40"x48", © c. 1980s Norval Morrisseau; See Lot #112 - all sold at Sotheby's Art Auction House' in Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Ancestral Spirits

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"People had to be stripped of their culture before they could be taught to be civilized. The Natives of the Americas were not the dogs people were misled to believe, but rather a sophisticated network of different cultures, religions and so on."


Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVII)

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"Second Plain", 24"x36", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
~ Click HERE to viee this painting exhibited with a 'SIMPSON Auction' sticker
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This, genuine Norval Morrisseau acrylic painting on canvas was offered for sale on October 15th, 2011 @ 10:00 AM at SIMPSON Sporting Auctions, Creemore, Ontario CANADA (Lot #36); 

NOTE: To view another genuine Norval Morrisseau painting titled "Thunderbird" (Lot #35); painted on butcher paper which has also been offered for sale at this auction click HERE.

Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario.





>>> Reference posts:
Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting offered for sale at LEVIS Auctions,
- Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting removed from Levis Online Auctions?,
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part I); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part II); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part III); Randy Potters Estate Auctions, Port Hope, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IV); RITCHIES Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part V); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VI); Heffel's Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VII); SEAHAWK Auctions, Maple Ridge, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VIII); LUNDS Auctions, Victoria, BC.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IX); EMPIRE AUCTIONS, Toronto, Ontario.
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Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part X); "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XI); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XII); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIII); WADDINGTON'S Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XIV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.

- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XV)Sotheby's Art Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Recent Sales of Genuine Norval Morrisseau's Art at Sotheby's - A Review
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part XVI); Clarkson Auctions and Movers Inc., Stouffville, Ontario.

* The acrylic painting on canvas in this post: "Second Plain", 24"x36" (framed), © 1976 Norval Morrisseau; OFFERED FOR SALE at 'SIMPSON Sporting Auctions', Creemore, Ontario, CANADA /Lot #36/