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Native Unity

Norval Morrisseau Print - Native Unity_small

Medium: Serigraph on fine art etching paper (S:3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tlp∙Tsd)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Ri∙Tpw∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tlp∙Tsd)
Artist Proof:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tcp∙Tlp) (note 1)
Paper size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tcp∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tlp∙Tm)
Image size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa∙Tse∙Tm)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1980)
Printmaker:  Superb Graphics Toronto (S: 2∙Rm∙Tlp∙Tsd) (note 2)
Code: SU.7

Remark:
This print is from an folio set of 6 Norval Morrisseau prints named “Shaman Vision Series One”. The others prints are:
– ’A Child In Astral Plain’, click here;
– ‘A Vision To Its Soul’, click here;
– ‘Astral Children Community’, click here;
– ‘Fish Unity In Cosmic Sea’, click here;
– ‘This Is The Way It Is’, will  follow later in this catalogue.

Note:
1) The certificates of the “Shaman Vision Series One” and the promotional info mentioned no Proof’s where made. However 2 sources mentioned Artist Proofs of this print.
2) However printed by Superb Graphics Toronto, it’s published by ALVO. The original certificates of authenticity are therefore by ALVO.

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

Thanks to:
– Collector for providing me the original certificate of authenticity and other information.

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

Nature Communication

Norval Morrisseau Print - Nature Communication

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 1∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tse)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tse∙Tm)
Image size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa∙Tm)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1975-1979) (note 1)
Printmaker:  Great Grasslands Graphics Company (S: 1∙Re∙Tpe)
Code: GU.7

Note:
1) Year not readable in embossing. I have seen no print from Great Grasslands Graphics Company later than 1979, so this print is likely made between 1975-1979.

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

Filed under: Great Grassland Graphics, Serigraph / Silkscreen,

Soul Vision

Norval Morrisseau Print - Soul Vision_small

Medium:  Serigraph on paper (S: 3∙Re∙Rmr∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tsa∙Tse)
Edition size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tpw∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Yes, edition size known (S: 1∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse)
Paper size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa)
Image size:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1978-80)
Printmaker:  ALVO Canadian Art Inc. (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Code: AU.18

Remark
Made after the 1978 original acrylic on canvas.

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

Filed under: ALVO, Superb Graphics,

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,

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,

Power To The Merman

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tse∙Tsa)
Edition size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tpw∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Image size: Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1977)
Printmaker:  Unknown
Code: UU.25

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

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Unknown printmaker,

Norval Viewing Duality

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tsa)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpw∙Tsa)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tsa)
Image size: Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tsa)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1980)
Printmaker:  Unknown
Code: UU.24

Remark:
Made after the 1979 original acrylic on canvas (est. 58 x 116 inches).

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

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Unknown printmaker,

Soul Floating In Cosmic Sea

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tse)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse)
Artist Proof:  Unknown
Paper size:  Known (S: 2∙Re∙Tse∙Tm)
Image size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse∙Tm, calculated
                       paper/image ratio)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1980)
Printmaker:  ALVO (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Code: AU.16

Info needed:
– Existance of Artist Proof(s)
– Confirmation paper and 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,

Spiritual Vision

Medium: Serigraph on paper (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpm∙Tpp∙Tse)
Edition size:  Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tpw∙Tse)
Artist Proof:  Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Paper size: Known (S: 3+∙Re∙Tse)
Image size: Known (S: 1∙Re∙Tse)
Year:  Unknown (estimate ca 1980)
Printmaker:  Unknown
Code: UU.23

Info needed:
– Confirmation Artist Proofs
– Confirmation image size
– Exact year of print
– Name printmaker
– Literature (official statements in books, magazines, exhibits, original
  promotion material)
– Additional info or reference material

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

Filed under: Serigraph / Silkscreen, Unknown printmaker,

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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