ONLINE AUCTION
The Lia Grundle Collection
4th session

August 04 - August 25, 2022

LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $100 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

27121 23-Aug-2022 10:24:14 PM $100 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Friday, September 30, 2022 12:40:50

LOT 323

1953 -
Canadian Indigenous

Screech Owl
silkscreen on paper
signed, titled, editioned 21/225 and dated 1980
18 x 14 in, 45.7 x 35.6 cm

Estimate: $200 - $400 CAD

Sold for: $125

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PROVENANCE
Collection of Lia Grundle, British Columbia


This group of fine artworks and objects comes from the esteemed collection of Lia Grundle, many of them gifted to her directly from the artists. Lia was an important figure at the center of the Northwest Coast First Nations cultural revival of the late 1960s and 1970s. With her partner Len, Lia opened Tempo Canadian Crafts on Robson Street in Vancouver, a gallery dedicated to selling the art of Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. This business developed into Executive Marketing Services, in which Lia offered her services as a marketing agent to artists with whom she developed personal relationships, helping launch the careers of such names as Norman Tait, Roy Hanuse, Roy Henry Vickers, Larry Rosso, Freda Diesing, Gerry Marks and Phil Janzé, among many others. Lia was also centrally involved in the inception of the Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild, with the first meeting of all the major artists involved taking place in her home. In 1977, the Guild produced their first print portfolio of a series that featured artists such as Robert Davidson and Joe David. The portfolio was shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and it established a visible market for Indigenous artists’ work, and created an enduring legacy which still resonates today.


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