ONLINE AUCTION
The Lia Grundle Collection
4th session

August 04 - August 25, 2022

LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $900 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

9819 24-Aug-2022 06:24:01 PM $900 AutoBid

824090 24-Aug-2022 06:24:01 PM $800 AutoBid

9819 24-Aug-2022 06:24:00 PM $700 AutoBid

824090 24-Aug-2022 04:52:41 PM $600 AutoBid

9819 15-Aug-2022 03:18:22 PM $500

37390 09-Aug-2022 05:47:52 AM $450

9819 09-Aug-2022 05:47:29 AM $400 AutoBid

37390 09-Aug-2022 05:47:29 AM $350

9819 04-Aug-2022 07:05:51 PM $300 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Friday, September 30, 2022 12:09:10

LOT 321

20th Century
Canadian Indigenous

Small Human Mask
acrylic on carved cedar mask
on verso signed, dated 1982 and inscribed "Tsimshian"
8 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in, 21.6 x 19.1 x 6.3 cm

Estimate: $600 - $800 CAD

Sold for: $1,125

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

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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