03 Jul 2015

Saskatchewan Indigenous Art a Hit in London

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Regina, Saskatchewan

July 2, 2015


Saskatchewan Indigenous Art a Hit in London

From June 1 – 30, 2015 Creative Saskatchewan hosted an exhibition, Canadian Indigenous Contemporary Art From Saskatchewan ‘the Prairie Province’, in London, England.  The exhibition was created in partnership with C S Redlick, a London fine art broker with roots in Saskatchewan.

The first show to feature contemporary Saskatchewan Indigenous Art in London; the exhibition featured 42 works by five Saskatchewan artists: Adrian Stimson, Leah Dorian, Allen Sapp, Michel Boutin, and David Garneau.

The exhibition began with a successful opening night June 1st, with over 100 attendees including art market professionals, and art collectors.  Two private viewings were hosted during the month, one for museum professionals and one for University of Saskatchewan Alumni. Paintings by artists Leah Dorian, Allen Sapp and Adrian Stimson were sold to international collectors.

 

Adrian A. Stimson, “Event II”, purchased by the British Museum

 

The most notable sale of the exhibition is the sale of “Event II”, by Adrian Stimson, to the British Museum. “Event II” is an oil and graphite work in a series of three works all dated 2015, depicting bison on the plains of Saskatchewan juxtaposed against an oil pump jack, in monochrome. The purchase of this piece makes Adrian A. Stimson the first contemporary Saskatchewan artist to have work in the British Museum. The piece will be in the Native North American Department’s permanent collection.

“This purchase is monumental for Saskatchewan and its artists, having a work in the British Museum permanent collection is a once in a life time opportunity,” says Stephanie Redlick, Associate Director of CS Redlick.

 

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A ground-breaking step in the promotion of both Indigenous artists and Saskatchewan art in Europe”

For more information about the British Museum, please visit www.britishmuseum.org.

For more information about C S Redlick, please visit www.csredlick.com.

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