Norval Morrisseau Unlimited

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Merman

Norval Morrisseau Print - Merman_small

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 2∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsa∙Tsm∙Tsa∙T0a∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Yes, edition size unknown (S: 1∙Re∙Rsm)
Paper size:  Approx. known (S: 2∙Re∙Re∙Tsa∙Tse)
Image size:  Unknown
Year:  1979 (S: 1∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsm∙Tse∙Toa)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsm∙Tse∙Toa)
Code: T79.4

Info needed:
– Good resolution Photo
– Conformation paper size
– Exact image size
– Exact number of AP’s
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Thanks to:
– First hand source for providing me important info. It made this post possible.

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

Just Be Bird Forms

Medium: Serigraph on fine art etching paper
(S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpw∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse)
Artist Proof:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tcp)
Paper size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse)
Image size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse, calculated paper/image ratio)
Year:  1979 (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa∙Tse)
Printmaker:  Superb Graphics Toronto (S: 1∙Tsa∙Tse) (note 1)
Code: S79.1

Note:
1) However printed by Superb Graphics Toronto, it’s published by ALVO. The original certificates of authenticity are therefore by ALVO.

Info needed:
– Good resolution photo
– Confirmation image size
– Confirmation printnaker
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
promotion material)
– Additional info or reference material

Filed under: ALVO, Serigraph / Silkscreen, Superb Graphics,

Fish Dream

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tse∙Tsa∙T0a∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse∙Tpw)
Paper size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tm)
Image size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa, calculated paper/image ratio)
Year:  1978 (S: 3+∙Re∙Tse∙Tsa∙Toa∙Tpw)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Rmr∙Toa)
Code: T78.3

Info needed:
– Conformation paper & image size
– Conformation edition size & AP’s
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Thanks to:
– Collecter/Owner for providing me all info on the Artist Proof. It made this post possible.

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

Loon Action

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 2∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsa∙T0a∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 1+∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tm)
Image size:  Approx. known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa, calculated paper/image ratio)
Year:  1978 (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Rmr∙Toa)
Code: T78.2

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Conformation paper size
– Exact image size
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

Untitled (Looking North)

Medium:  Tapestry of wool yarn (S: 1∙Re∙Tse∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tom)
Edition size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse∙Tpw∙Tom) (note 1)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Tapestry size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Image size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa, calculated tapastry/image ratio)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1975) (note 2)
Weaver:  Unknown
Publisher:  Grasslands Graphics Ltd. (S: 1∙Re∙Tom) (note 3)
Code: GU.6

Remark:
This tapastry is signed ‘woven in the wool’ (lower right horizontal) with ‘Copper Thunderbird’  in Cree syllabics and hand signed in pencil (on the label at the back) with ‘Norval Morrisseau’. The label is also signed by the publisher.

Note:
1) This tapastry is numbered ‘woven in the wool’ (lower left) and written in pencil (on the label at the back)
2) From the same image a 1975 limited edition print from printmaker “Great Grassland Graphics” exist, click here
3) On the limited edition prints of ”Great Grassland Graphics Company” the printers name is written in the embossing as “Great Grassland Graphics”. Here (as publisher) it’s mentioned as “Grassland Graphics Ltd.” on the label at the back.

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Confirmation image size
– Exact year of publication
– Name of the weaver
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Thanks to:
– Collecter/Owner for providing me all the info. It made this post possible.

Filed under: Great Grassland Graphics, Tapestry,

Astral Children

Medium:  Serigraph on paper (S: 2∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tsa)
Edition size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tpw∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Unkown
Paper size:  Unknown
Image size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa)
Year:  1980-1981 (S: 1∙Rm∙Tsm, estimate ca 1980)
Printmaker:  ALVO Canadian Art Inc. (S: 1∙Re∙Tsm)
Code: AU.17

Remark
Made after the 1980 original acrylic on cotton rag wild deckle edgen paper (42 x 33 inches).

A smaller (14 x 11 inch paper, 8 x 6 inch image), unsigned, open silkscreen edition, of this image exist.

A signed copper plate with coloured inlay exist of this image.

Note:
1) A different limited edition print with the same title exist, click here.

Info needed:
– Better image photo, high resolution
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Exact paper size
– Confirmation image size
– Exact year of print
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Filed under: ALVO, Serigraph / Silkscreen,

Life Cycle

Medium: Lithograph on paper (S: 1∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)  (note 1)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa∙Tm)
Image size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tm, calculated
                       paper/image ratio)
Year:  1992 (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Printmaker:  Unknown
Code: U92.6

Remark:
This print is signed ‘in plate’ (lower left horizontal within the image) with ‘Copper Thunderbird’  in Cree syllabics and hand signed in pencil (lower left horizontal in the paper margin) with ‘Norval Morrisseau’.

Note:
1) On one print the limitation is clearly readable, however I have different citations from other sources. Furthermore there seem to be other version available. I have seen one that is not numbered and titled but signed (collection Smithonian) and two that are unsigned (maybe open edition). Clarification is needed.

Collection: 
– Smithonian – The National Museum of the American Indian

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Confirmation edition size, see note 1
– Confirmation image size
– Name of the printmaker
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Filed under: Lithograph, Uncategorized,

Bear Walker

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse∙Tm)
Image size:  Unknown
Year:  1979 (S: 3+∙Re∙Rmr∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tpw)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Rmr∙Toa)
Code: T79.3

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Conformation paper size
– Exact image size
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Thanks to:
– First hand source for providing me important additional info. It made this post possible.

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

Images Of Nature

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Rmr∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tpm∙Tpp)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tpw)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Tsa∙Tm)
Image size:  Known (S: 2∙Ri∙Tm)
Year:  1979 (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Rmr∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tpw)
Printmaker:  Triple K Cooperative Inc. (S: 1∙Rmr∙Toa)
Code: T79.2

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

Thanks to:
– First hand source for providing me important additional info. It made this repost (earlier post 2011-08-16) with new info possible.

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Triple K Cooperative,

Cosmic Children 2

Medium:  Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tse∙Tsa)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Known  (S: 1∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse)
Paper size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Ri∙Tse∙Tm)
Image size: Known (S: 1∙Ri∙Tm)
Year:  1978-1984 (S: 1∙Rm∙Tsm, estimate ca 1982)
Printmaker:  ALVO Canadian Art Inc. (S: 1∙Re∙Tsm)
Code: AU.15

Remark
This print is from an set of 2 Norval Morrisseau prints. The other print is:
– Cosmic Children 1, click here;

Info needed:
– Exact year of print
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material) and additional info or reference material

Filed under: ALVO, Serigraph / Silkscreen,

Mission Statement

The project's mission is to document all original signed limited editions of Norval Morrisseau in a catalogue raisonné. Documenting the original signed limited edition silkscreens/serigraphs and lithographs are not part of the mission of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS). Read more below in "1. About the project & Mission".

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If you have a limited edition of Norval Morrisseau, you can help to add factual information, which are still missing in the on-line Catalogue Raisonné. You can also confirm (or un-confirm) the already written information. Add a comment in the listed post or email me at morrisseau.unlimited@gmail.com

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