The Lia Grundle Collection
4th session

August 04 - August 25, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $1,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

824090 25-Aug-2022 03:06:09 PM $1,000 AutoBid

24951 25-Aug-2022 03:02:42 PM $900

824090 25-Aug-2022 03:02:25 PM $800 AutoBid

24951 25-Aug-2022 03:02:25 PM $700

824090 24-Aug-2022 04:38:10 PM $600 AutoBid

38047 12-Aug-2022 05:00:42 PM $500

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, February 04, 2023 04:56:29

LOT 307

1946 -
Canadian Indigenous

silkscreen on paper
signed, editioned 15/165 and dated 1973
24 x 10 in, 61 x 25.4 cm

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 CAD

Sold for: $1,250

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Acquired directly from the Artist by 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.

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia has an edition of this print in their collection.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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