Currently, we have a copy of THE ART of NORVAL MORRISSEAU in the limited boxed edition from 1979. This stunning edition contains 5 (five) magnificent serigraphs, each signed by Morrisseau using the CREE syllabic form of his name. The production standards were VERY high as can be seen in the multiple photos using the links below.
The box is approximately 24 inches x 20 inches and is covered in a cream cloth with leather straps binding the top and bottom together. The straps are looped through a leather "buckle" and held in place with small hand-cut twigs. In the center of the box is a tooled leather cut-out with Morrisseau's name in the CREE syllabic. The sides of the box are made of a light coloured wood. The entire package is in FINE condition, as issued.
Removing the lid reveals the actual book, The ART of NORVAL MORRISSEAU ( Morriseau -- Alternate Spelling ---AKA: Copper Thunderbird ), by Lister Sinclair and Jack Pollock ------------large oblong (quarto) hardcover, a Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, unread, signed by Pollock and Sinclair, packed with full page colour illustrations, a beautiful copy of this stunning book. The book is the same as the trade edition except it has been completely bound in a leather matching the straps on the exterior of the box. The book is signed by Pollock and Sinclair and was not issued signed by Morriseau. The book rests on a hard tray with an indent to keep the book from moving around in the box.
The tray the book rests on lifts out, revealing the portfolio of serigraphs underneath. Really, please see the pictures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and once you see these images, you will agree. The serigraphs are stunning. All of the serigraphs are Fine, as issued, each being just a bit smaller than the dimensions of the box. Each serigraph is signed by Morrisseau using the Cree version of his name. Each serigraph is numbered 66. The titles of the serigraphs are: The Dawn / Shaman Conjuring Speech / Composition with Loons / Young Gulls Watching / Shaman and Apprentice.
The entire production is still in the original shipping cardboard box.
Please inquire if you have any questions. Price available upon request.
From WIKIPEDIA: Norval Morrisseau, CM (March 14, 1932 – December 4, 2007), also known as Copper Thunderbird, was an Aboriginal Canadian artist. Known as the "Picasso of the North", Morrisseau created works depicting the legends of his people, the cultural and political tensions between native Canadian and European traditions, his existential struggles, and his deep spirituality and mysticism. His style is characterized by thick black outlines and bright colors. He founded the Woodlands School of Canadian art and was a prominent member of the “Indian Group of Seven”.
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