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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Portrait of a One Percenter - Transformation

71 3/4 x 47 1/2in 182.2 x 120.6cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 CAD
Sold for:   $25,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's West: Modern & Contemporary Works by B.C. Artists auction on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
In the Morning

31 1/4 x 60in 79.4 x 152.4cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $22,230 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2013 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Wild Horses Out on the Range

54 1/4 x 66in 137.8 x 167.6cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's First Nations & Inuit Art auction on Thursday, February 27, 2020
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Untitled

48 x 48in 121.9 x 121.9cm
acrylic on canvas with horse hair

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD
Sold for:   $8,190 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's March 2014 - 3rd Session auction on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Clear Cut to the Last Tree

27 x 18in 68.6 x 45.7cm
screenprint on paper

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 CAD
Sold for:   $4,375 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's West: Modern & Contemporary Works by B.C. Artists auction on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Untitled

21 1/2 x 16in 54.6 x 40.6cm
mixed media on board

Estimate: $4,500 - $5,500 CAD
Sold for:   $4,063 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Saturday, June 01, 2019
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Figure in Suit

7 1/2 x 5 1/2in 19.1 x 14cm
ink on card

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 CAD
Sold for:   $2,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's First Nations & Inuit Art auction on Thursday, August 29, 2019
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Clear Cut to the Last Tree

27 x 18in 68.6 x 45.7cm
screenprint on paper

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 CAD
Sold for:   $2,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Saturday, June 01, 2019
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Clear Cut to the Last Tree

27 x 18in 68.6 x 45.7cm
screenprint on paper

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 CAD
Sold for:   $2,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Prints Multiples & Sculptures auction on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
City Kid

4 x 4in 10.2 x 10.2cm
ink on paper

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 CAD
Sold for:   $1,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's First Nations & Inuit Art auction on Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

1957 -

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a Canadian First Nations artist who integrates elements of Northwest Coast design, Coast Salish cosmology, Western landscape painting and Surrealism in his multimedia works. Born in Kamloops in 1957, Yuxweluptun explores issues such as environmentalism, land ownership and critiques of Canada’s First Nations peoples.

Yuxweluptun graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) in 1983. While studying at ECUAD, Yuxwelupton developed his cutting-edge style, in which he uses large-scale paintings to comment on issues in Indigenous communities. His personal and socio-political experiences ultimately act as markers for their political, environmental and cultural issues.

Many of his pieces show elements of Surrealism, such as similarities to the melting objects in Salvador Dali's paintings. Generally, Yuxweluptun's paintings are described as "provocative;" for example, his multimedia piece Residential School Dirty Laundry shows a cross made out of children's underwear with red paint to represent blood, and references the treatment of First Nations children in the Canadian Residential School system.

Although he has worked interchangeably between mediums, his ability as an artist to explore different styles is apparent in one of Yuxweluptun's earlier pieces, the 1984 work Haida Hot Dog. In this particular work, Yuxwelupton’s comments on the commodification of Haida artwork by using a Pop Art style.

Yuxweluptun's work has been included in numerous international group and solo exhibitions, such as INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives in 1992. He was the recipient of the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998. In 2016, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia exhibited Yuxwelupton’s works.

In 2016, His exhibition Unceded Territories took place at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology.

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