Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Genuine 1968 Norval Morrisseau paintings on Antiques Roadshow (Aired on January 27th, 2014)

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Detroit, Michigan USA

~ Revised February 2nd, 2014



Items: 1968 Norval Morrisseau Paintings
Appraised Value: $21,000 - $35,000 (June 1st, 2013)
Appraiser: Colleene Fesko of
Colleene Fesko Works of Art

>>> To watch this June 1st, 2013 appraisal which aired on January 27th, 2014 click HERE (or above) and click HERE for an additional owner's interview, explaining how his father saved Norval Morrisseau's life.


The following is the appraisal transcript:

GUEST: My dad was driving between Geraldton and Longlac in Ontario, Canada, in a really bad snowstorm, and he saw this gentleman walking on the side of the road, about eight miles from either town, and he didn't signal my father, so my dad drove by and then he got worried and came back and the fellow was lying on the ground, so he picked him up and he took him into the truck, started to warm him up and saw he was an American Indian. 

He took him back to the reservation in Longlac. When he got there, he asked the people do they know this gentleman, they said yes, and they immediately took him to his home, and then these native ladies came, and they were concerned about warming his hands, and my dad didn't understand that because that's really not the first thing you warm when a person freezes. They were trying to save them because he was an artist. 

The next day, when he came around, he wanted to paint my father a painting as a gift, as a thank-you. This end painting here, the one on plywood, he didn't have anything to paint on, so my dad went out to the pickup-- he had a four-wheel drive pickup with a cap on it-- and he pulled the shelf out that goes between the two wheel wells, and Mr. Morrisseau used that as his canvas. 

And he painted his personal totem on it. Apparently, there's a belief that you can't give your totem to anybody outside the tribe, so they did a tribal ceremony to make my dad his blood brother. The painting is inscribed in the upper left hand, "To my blood brother, Geraldton, November 1968." And then he gave my father also five other paintings. These are two of the five.

APPRAISER: Norval Morrisseau was born in Canada in the 1930s and died in 2007. He was one of the first Canadian artists to combine the modern style with traditional aboriginal imagery, so you have this wonderful overlay of lines and abstracted shapes combined with loons and thunderbirds and just great imagery. 

In terms of the value of the pieces, it's a little difficult, especially with the large one, to put a value on it because it's so special and different from the other work. But he's one of Canada's most important artists. His work is included in many museums across the country and in Canada, and painted in 1968, which was one of the best periods for him. 

So combining that and just the overall quality, the meshing of the native Canadian imagery and this wonderful modernist style, which is very popular right now, would lead me to believe that retail, the larger piece could sell for between $15,000 and $25,000, and the smaller pieces, the works on paper, between $3,000 and $5,000 each.

GUEST: Well, as my priest always says, an act of kindness is rewarded many times.

APPRAISER: I think he's right.


BLOG MASTER'S COMMENT: In my opinion Ms. Colleene Fesko greatly underestimated the value of these genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings which should have been estimated for $50,000 - $75,000.





>>> Reference Links:
- Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

>>> Frequently Asked Questions...



 

2. Who is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in Canadian 'Woodland Art'?

3. Who is the Norval Morrisseau Estate?

4. Is information about Norval Morrisseau on Wikipedia reliable?

5. Is information about Norval Morrisseau on FACEBOOK reliable?

6. Who is the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society?

7. Who is a Blog Master of the Norval Morrisseau Blog?

8. Has the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society ever answered an open letter written to them by Blog Master Ugo Matulic who expressed concern about authenticity issues regarding Norval Morrisseau paintings? 

9. Have any Canadian universities ever been referencing Norval Morrisseau Blog as a part of their 'Educational Resources' links?

10. Has any Native Canadian owned & operated website ever been referencing Norval Morrisseau Blog as a part of their 'Native Cultural Resources' links?

11. Have any Canadian Museums ever been referencing a website dedicated to Norval Morrisseau as a part of their 'Teacher Resources' links?

12. Have any prominent Canadian artists ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

13. Have any internationally recognized Woodland artists ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

14. Have any art promoters ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

15. Have any of Norval Morrisseau's family members ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

16. Have any of Norval Morrisseau's friends ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

17. Have any of Norval Morrisseau's very close friends ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

18. Has any Norval Morrisseau art collector ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

19. Have any Blog Master's friends ever endorsed the activities on this platform?

20. Why did Principal Morrisseau dealer Kinsman Robinson Galleries launched $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Norval Morrisseau Blog Master Ugo Matulic and what is the outcome of this court case?

21. Has Principal Morrisseau dealer Kinsman Robinson Galleries ever purchased and appraised genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with black paint with dry brush (DB) technique? 

22. Has Principal Morrisseau dealer Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery ever purchased genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings which were authenticated and signed by the artist with black paint with dry brush (DB) technique? 

23. Who is an individual who single-handedly caused the greatest harm to the Norval Morrisseau Art Market and whose name is infamously connected with the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau - recently supported by Donald C. Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries in a court case Otavnik Vs Sinclair SC 09-00082782-0000?

24. Has forensic science ever been employed in analyzing genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings which were signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

25.  What is the first court case ever to expose all the players involved in the never-ending saga of authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

26.  Which is the first court court case ever to use forensic science to prove authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

27. Which is a pivotal court case relevant to cultural property donation program involving as a key individuals Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery and Mr. Donald Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries?

28. Which is the court case that exposed serial journalistic incompetence as the main tool harnessed by those who attack the painting legacy of Norval Morrisseau, and in the process – together – grievously undermine and devalue the legitimate Aboriginal cultural heritage of Canada?

29.  Which is a pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

30. Which is the first Norval Morrisseau painting "ever to be authenticated BEYOND 'DNA' CERTAINTY"?

31.  Which are the most significant of the currently active court cases relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

32. How did Norval Morrisseau inscribe and sign his artworks?

33. Has anyone witnessed Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique? 

34. Has any owner of the reputable gallery ever witnessed Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

35. Has Norval Morrisseau ever authenticated paintings proven to be signed by him with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?  

36. Is there a video footage in existence showing Norval Morrisseau authenticating paintings signed by him with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?  

37. Has any prominent Woodland artist (family member) ever authenticated or appraised genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

38. Have any genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique have ever been offered for sale at Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries or exhibited in Museums?

39. Has any Canadian museum ever endorsed and/or authenticated genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

40. Has any genuine Norval Morrisseau painting signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique ever been part of the Smithsonian Institution?

41. Have any of Norval Morrisseau's patrons, friends and/or collectors ever authenticated and/or appraised any genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with black paint with a dry brush (DB) technique?

42. Are Norval Morrisseau Declarations A Hoax?

43. When and why it all started: "Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy & Art Market Competition?"

44. What is the opinion of the foremost expert in Canadian 'Woodland Art' (Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery) regarding the issues in Norval Morrisseau Art Market and reasons behind formation of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society? 

45. Have RCMP & Thunder Bay Police Service ever done an investigation in regards to any artwork(s) done by or attributed to Norval Morrisseau?





More questions with links to the corresponding answers to follow...
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>>> Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World


>>> Kinsman Robinson Galleries' Donald C. Robinson expressed support to the defendant in a court case Otavnik Vs Sinclair (Court File No. SC 09-00082782-0000) and served, together with Ritchie Sinclair, as the plaintiff's only witnesses in a court case Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway * (Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000)...

Note: Both of these paintings which were involved in these two court cases had been proven authentic Norval Morrisseau artworks by forensic science on August 24th, 2010/May 27th, 2011 & December 19th, 2011 (click HERE).  

Ritchie Sinclair, who is calling all of the genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings in below presented collage as FAKES, is an individual whose alleged "efforts to identify Norval’s true artistic legacy" are recognized by Donald C. Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries ["AN EXAMINATION INTO THE AUTHENTICITY OF AN ALLEGED 1970'S NORVAL MORRISSEAU PAINTING" - EXPERT REPORT; September 10th, 2009; Page 74].

* - Both, Donald Robinson and Ritchie Sinclair were discredited in this pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks (click HERE).

 
























"41 Galleries Genuine Morrisseau Collage" All artwork © Norval Morrisseau
~ Illustration by Spirit Walker
/Click on image to Enlarge/

 
~ Auction Houses:

Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part I)
; "LEVIS Online Auctions", Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part II); WALKER'S Auction, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part III); Randy Potters Estate Auctions, Port Hope, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IV); RITCHIES Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part V); HODGINS Art Auctions Ltd., Calgary, Alberta.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VI); Heffel's Auction House, Toronto, Ontario.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VII); SEAHAWK Auctions, Maple Ridge, BC.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part VIII); LUNDS Auctions, Victoria, BC.
- Norval Morrisseau Authentic Paintings at Auction Houses Across North America (Part IX); EMPIRE AUCTIONS, Toronto, Ontario.
- 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.


~ Commercial Art Galleries:

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part I),
  Bay of Spirits Gallery /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part II),
  Bockley Gallery /Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A./
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part III),
  Seventh Generation Gallery /Delft, The Netherlands/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part IV),
  Red Kettle Art Gallery /Victoria, British Columbia CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part V),
  Bearclaw Gallery /Edmonton, Alberta CANADA/ 
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part VI), 
  Maslak McLeod Gallery /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part VII),
  Wah-sa Gallery /Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part VIII),
  Woodland Art Gallery /Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part IX),
  Artworld of Sherway /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part X),
  Gallery 260 /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XI),
  Northern Art Impressions /Lake Louise, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XII),
  Old Downtown Gallery /Orangeville, Ontario CANADA/ 
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XIII),
  The Four Directions Native Art Gallery /Garson, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XIV),
  MICAH Gallery /Calgary, Alberta CANADA/  
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XV),
  Black Sheep Gallery /West Jeddore, Nova Scotia CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XVI),
  Webster Galleries /Calgary, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XVII),
  Qualicum Frameworks Gallery /Qualicum Beach, BC CANADA/ 
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XVIII),
  Woodland Native Art Gallery /Serpent River First Nation, Ontario/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XIX),
  About Canada Gallery /Banff, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XX),
  Nimkee Art Gallery /M'chigeeng, Manitoulin Island, Ontario CANADA/ 
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXI),
  G.A.H enterprises /Burnaby, British Columbia CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXII),
  Vision Quest Native Art Gallery /Calgary, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXIII),
  Sedna Art Gallery /Banff, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXIV),
  Gallery on the Lake /Buckhorn, Ontario CANADA/ 
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXV),
  Koyman Galleries /Ottawa, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXVI),
  Turtle Island Gallery /Kelowna, British Columbia CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXVII),
  Gallery de Boer /Owen Sound, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World(Part XXVIII),
  Coast Galleries /Calgary, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXIX),
  Gallery Sunami /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXX),
  Northwind Art Gallery /Edmonton, Alberta CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXI),
  Whetung Gallery /Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXII),
  Concourse Aboriginal Gallery /Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXIII),
  Calligrammes Gallery /Ottawa, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around theWorld(Part XXXIV),
  The Goyce Kakegamic Gallery /Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around theWorld(Part XXXV),
  Arctic Fine Arts Gallery /Hamilton, Ontario CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World(Part XXXVI),
  Ahnisnabae Art Gallery /Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXVII),
  Hill's Native Art Gallery /Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries AroundtheWorl (Part XXXVIII)
  Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery /Aldergrove, BC CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XXXIX) 
  Thielsen Gallery /London, Ontario CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XL) &
  West Coast Wind Gallery /Vancouver, BC CANADA/
The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Commercial Art Galleries Around the World (Part XLI) 
  Eagle Spirit Gallery /Vancouver, BC CANADA/


~ Museums:

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part I),
  Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
  /Mashantucket, Connecticut USA/
- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part II),
   National Museum of the American Indian
  /New York, New York USA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part III),
  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS)
 /Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part IV),
  MacKenzie Art Gallery
  /Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA/
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The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part V),
  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
  /Norman, Oklahoma, USA/

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part VI),
  Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG)
  /Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA/

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part VIII) 
  Art Gallery of Ontario 
  /Toronto, Ontario CANADA/

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part IX) &  
  The National Museum of the American Indian
  /Washington, DC U.S.A./

- The Art of Norval Morrisseau in Galleries and Museums Around the World (Part X)
  The Thunder Bay Art Gallery 
  /Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA/





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>>> In a court judgement "Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway" /Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000/ Judge Paul J. Martial stated the following about Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery:

“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)


"His (Ritchie Sinclair's) methodology in identifying forgeries is clearly inadequate and suspect since he testified that he does not even view the original paintings before condemning them as fakes." (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 16)

"Mr. Robinson (of Kinsman Robinson Galleries) was qualified as an expert in the area of valuation and appraisal. His testimony however overlapped into the area of handwriting and included an analysis of syllabic and English handwriting, areas for which he was not qualified.

"He has no formal training as an expert witness in handwriting analysis and his evidence is rejected. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)


"Dr. Singla's forensic evidence is preferred in this regard and his finding that it is highly probable that the painting "Wheel of Life" was painted by Norval Morrisseau was supported by his detailed technical analysis of known signatures of' Norval Morrisseau. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)


"The Court finds that there is overwhelming evidence that Norval Morrisseau signed paintings in black brush paint.” (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 34)

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>>> REFERENCE POSTS (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED):- Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Part I), - Law Tips for Bloggers (Part III) /SLAPP Suits/, - Ugo Matulić's response to Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Donald C. Robinson & Paul C. H. Robinson, - Ugo Matulić's response to yet another "Notice of Libel" by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Kinsman Robinson Galleries threatens SLAPP suit against Ugo Matulić for $ 1 Million (Part I), - Grant v. Torstar and the defence of responsible communication: implications for bloggers and users of other online media, - Forensic Document Examination (Part I), - Signatures on Norval Morrisseau artworks certified by Forensic Science, - Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World, - Genuine Morrisseau paintings: Appraised, Authenticated and Forensically Analyzed... /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/ - Experts in Norval Morrisseau's Art (Part I) /Ref.: Mr. Joseph McLeod/ - Norval Morrisseau authenticating his artworks /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Endorsement by Thunder Bay Art Gallery of genuine Morrisseau paintings from 1970's /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Authenticity Statement by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic /'In regards to Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and 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'/ - Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway (Part IV) & - Pivotal Court Case Relevant to Authenticity of Norval Morrisseau Artworks.