Native Art from my Collection at Levis Auction March 2 to 12, 2011
Please note that the Native Art is only the first 5 pages of the listings – the rest is an auction of fine books on trout fishing over the last several hundred years.
lot 2 Eddie Cobiness Eight Bunnies
lot 3 Eddie Cobiness - Bunny Family
I have three lovely Cobiness watercolours listed, any one of which would look great in any room in your house or make a fine gift.
lot 4 Eddie Cobiness - Two Ducks
I think Cobiness may be one of the best-kept secrets in First Nations art today.
lot 5 Blair DeBassige - Man Floating
There is a great mix of large and small pieces from approximately 4.5 inches square to an acrylic on canvas measuring 36×24; some pieces are framed while others are unframed and there are a mix of prints and originals. I think too that the mix between strongly spiritual and more everyday subjects is a good one.
lot 65 John Laford - Black Ash Basket
Two Lafords in his very distinctive style:
lot 66 John Laford Fall Gathering of Fish
lot 87 Carl Ray - Animal Spirit
A very strong statement by Carl Ray
lot 87.1 Corinna Ray - untitled - Spring is in the Air
and a gentler statement by his talented daughter Corinna
lot 95 Bill Reid - Untitled - Haida Bird
There are three powerful Bill Reid prints
lot 94 Bill Reid Haida Dogfish - Xaxada
a bird, a dogfish which is a kind of small shark,
lot 93 Bill Reid - Haida Grizzly - Huaji
and a totemic grizzly.
lot 104 Cecil Youngfox - untitled - Lovers in the Spring
And finally, there is a Cecil Youngfox acrylic on canvas called Lovers in the Spring, from 1981.
I am pleased to be able to present such a large collection of very significant works, and would encourage you to go look through the catalogue, register and place some bids. If you are the winner of any of these, you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for looking , the auction will close on Saturday Mar 12 at 3PM, Calgary time. Go to
All the best!