Thursday, March 1, 2012

Authenticity Statement by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic

~ In regards to Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont ~

"Untitled" /Protection of the Family/, acrylic on canvas, 26"x33",
© 1974 Norval Morrisseau ~ Comes with Certificate of Provenance*
* from a Private Collection of Mr. Rolf Schneiders (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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"Untitled" /Protection of the Family/, acrylic on canvas, 26"x33",
© 1974 Norval Morrisseau ~ Verso ~ * NOTE: This painting was signed by Norval Morrisseau in 1974 and re-signed by the artist in 1986 (See TOP LEFT... )
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>>> The above artwork is an original painting by Norval Morrisseau and according to Mr. Goyce Kakegamic's personal perspective, he believes it to be an original and authentic piece of art painted by Norval Morrisseau. Mr. Goyce Kakegamic, brother-in-law of Norval Morrisseau, is basing his opinion on the premise that he knew Norval Morrisseau for many years and in his youth, he watched him paint many times. They were both members of the exclusive art group known as 'Triple K Co-operative'.

Mr. Goyce Kakegamic's 'Authenticity Statement' for the Norval Morrisseau painting presented in this post; signed in Thunder Bay, Ontario on November 6th, 2009 /Click on image to Enlarge/

>>> The below is a brief bio of Mr. Goyce Kakegamic posted at AGORA Online (A Newsletter for Faculty, Staff and Friends of Lakehead University) in an article 'Convocation 2007' .

Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

"Goyce Kakegamic was born in Keewaywin in Nishnawbe Aski Territory and attended a residential school for his elementary and secondary education. He continued his education after high school and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University.

His professional career encompasses three distinct paths – art, education, and politics. Kakegamic is a professional artist whose works have been sold across the country and internationally. As an educator, he has worked in his home community as a teacher, principal, and director of education, and after he left the North, he spent time as an education counselor for the Department of Indian Affairs.

He spearheaded the establishment of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute, an independent institute to serve the current and future post-secondary education and training needs of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) membership. In addition, he led the fight to better respond to the needs of First Nations. Goyce Kakegamic is the executive representative to the education self-governance negotiations between Canada and the First Nations of NAN which, if successful, could lead to a restoration of First Nations jurisdiction over education.

For nine years, (three terms) Kakegamic occupied the position of Deputy Grand Chief for Nishnawbe Aski Nation. In this role, he has effectively tackled a wide variety of issues – always with the quiet determination that characterizes both his personal and professional lives. Currently, he is focused on addressing high suicide rates among young people. He is also on the OCAD University Board of Governors (click HERE)."

* Currently he is serving, again, as one of the Deputy Grand Chiefs of the Aski Nation (2013). 

>>> BLOG MASTER'S COMMENT: Anishinaabe/Woodland artist Mr. Goyce Kakegamic has lent his expertise by request of the owner of said artwork to authenticate in writing this wonderful example of Woodland art by the late great Norval Morrisseau.

Furthermore this painting was double signed by the artist himself at two different dates twelve years apart. Please make note on the typical classic 1970's period style in which this painting was created in and how it addresses the spiritual evolution of Morrisseau in the 1970's with colour, balance and imagery.

Paintings such as these are used for archival reference purposes in determining authenticity of other paintings done by Norval Morrisseau. This is necessary to build up a solid foundation for appraisal values to be accurately administered to authentic pieces of art throughout the industry.

Mr. Goyce Kakegamic will continue in his own personal work as a leader in the Anishinaabe/Woodland Art Movement.


Ugo Matulić a.k.a. Spirit Walker

>>> For more information about the Triple K Co-operative go to WIKIPEDIA and click HERE or HERE to see another 'Authenticity Statement' by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic for genuine Norval Morrisseau's painting sold at HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta CANADA. Also, click HEREHERE & HERE for Norval Morrisseau paintings acknowledged to be authentic by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Mr. Goyce Kakegamic has signed large number of Authenticity Statements for Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont, both from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

~ Click HERE to view the paintings from Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont Collections which were previously exibited at The Goyce Kakegamic Gallery (NOT ACTIVE ANYMORE).

>>> Reference posts:
- Great Anishinaabe/Woodland Artists (Part XVI),
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXIV) /Ref. The Goyce Kakegamic Gallery/
- Friends of Norval Morrisseau (Part VII) /Ref. Mr. Gary Lamont/
- Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/
- Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss/' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/
- Forensic Document Examination (Part I),
- Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part I),
Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part II),- Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part III),
- "Morrisseau Signature Identification Article 101" (Part I) &
- Norval Morrisseau Certificates of Authenticity.
 /Signed by the artist on April 11, 2002 in Thunder Bay, Ontario/

* The acrylic painting in this post: "Untitled", 26"x33", © 1974 Norval Morrisseau ~ Formerly owned by Ugo Matulić a.k.a. Spirit Walker (Calgary, Alberta); acquired from a collection of Mr. Rolf Schneiders (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

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