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LOT 75

Lot 75

JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)

JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)
Lot 75 Details
JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)


acrylic on canvas board
signed and dated '76
sight 17.63 ins x 23.5 ins; 44.8 cms x 59.7 cms

Estimate $7,000-$10,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)
  • JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)
  • JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)
  • JACKSON BEARDY (1944-1984)

Galerie Martal, Montreal, QC;
Private collection, Toronto, ON;
Private collection, Ontario

Accompanied by invoice from Galerie Martal, Montreal, QC.


7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, 21 Sep 2013 - 12 Jan 2014


Four is a sacred number for many Great Lakes and Plains Indigenous peoples—although specific teachings vary, four is often perceived in relation to the four directions, seasons, times of day, elements, and stages of life, as well as other relationships that can be communicated in sets of four.

Included in the seminal 2013-2014 exhibition “7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.” at the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Beardy’s Four Orders of Life presents all elements of his composition as being deeply interrelated, as bird, fish, animal and human are offshoots of one central form. In the Woodlands style, black ‘lines of communication’ or ‘power lines’ tether the various entities, forming a superbly balanced composition, while also expressing a profound connectivity.


Use of a different white paint at top edge and right, possibly artist generated; Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 75

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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