Leona Lattimer Collection

September 2429, 2022
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Lot 4


Lot 4 Details
GORDON MILLER (B.1932), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)


oil on canvas
signed and dated 1988
32 ins x 54 ins; 81.3 cms x 137.2 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?


This lot is located in Vancouver. Local pick up by special arrangement; shipment from Vancouver only.

Lot Report

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  • GORDON MILLER (B.1932)
  • GORDON MILLER (B.1932)
  • GORDON MILLER (B.1932)

Acquired directly from the artist;
Leona Lattimer Collection, Vancouver, BC


Leona Lattimer dedicated her career to promoting contemporary Northwest Coast Art in Canada and abroad, establishing Vancouver's Lattimer Gallery at the time of Expo 86.

Through her relationships with Indigenous artists throughout BC she was able to help create the thriving Northwest Coast Indigenous art market we know today. Leona passed away on June 25th, 2022.

We are honoured to be offering a selection of artworks from her personal collection, many of which were acquired directly from the artists.

Read about the Leona Lattimer Collection

Loo Taas is a 15.2 metre long red cedar ocean canoe commissioned for Vancouver’s Expo 86. She was designed by Bill Reid and built in Skidegate by a dedicated team of carvers led by Tucker (Robert) Brown over the winter of 1985/86. Her bow and stern feature a killer whale design created and painted by Haida artist Sharon Hitchcock (1951–2009). This painting shows Bill Reid coming to shore in Haida Gwaii as part of the pole raising ceremony. It depicts various important figures such as Robert Davidson, Martine Reid and the artist himself.

Like Bill Reid, Gordon Miller is an artist of mixed heritage living and working in Ontario and a member of the Mattagami First Nation. His paintings are well known for documenting First Nations events and historical details.
He was commissioned to create large scale murals for UBC, Royal British Columbia Museum, 'Canadian Geographic', 'Readers Digest', 'Historical Atlas of Canada', Parks Canada and The Canadian Museum of Civilization.


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About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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