Norval Morrisseau Unlimited

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Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Rmr∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Unkown
Paper size:  Known (S: 2∙Ri∙Tm)
Image size:  Known (S: 2∙Ri∙Tm)
Year:  1975 (S: 1∙Rmr)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Rmr)
Code: T75.1

This is the first limited edition print of Norval Morrisseau made by Triple K.  This print is signed ‘in plate’ as ‘Copper Thunderbird’ in Cree syllabics (left vertical) and hand signed ‘Norval Morrisseau’ (lower right, pencil).

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material)
– Additional info or reference material

Thanks to:
– John W. Coles of  “The Astrolabe Gallery” in Ottawa, for some of the info.
– Collector for confirmation of some of the info.
– First hand source for providing me important additional info. It made this repost (earlier post 2009-08-18) with new info possible.


Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

3 Responses

  1. Lloyd Preston says:

    I have a copy of Owl 29/70 purchased new in Halifax NS at Gallery 1667 approximately spring 1977. As it is still framed the inside matte size is 28″ x 201/2″. I will take another and saee if it’s any better.

    Glad to see this project as a dealer in Toronto I called, about selling it seemed to have no knowledge or interest in it.


    • Frank Kortstee says:

      Dear Lloyd,

      Glad to see you appreciate this project.

      Thanks for you indication about the time you pursued this print. If you still have your receipt or anything else I can use as data file, I would appreciate to receive a copy of it.


  2. Lloyd Preston says:

    Dear Frank: I regrettably don’t have the receipt but spending some time thinking about why I purchased it, the date of purchase was summer 1976. Further research on Triple K indicates that they distributed prints to about 40 galleries across Canada. I believe your assumption of a 1975 issue date is pretty likely, if not early 1976.


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