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Allen Sapp (1929 - 2015)

Lot 18: ALLEN SAPP - Untitled - Two Men Talk

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting

May 15, 2022
Regina, SK, CA

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Description

ALLEN SAPP (1929-2015) "Untitled - Two Men Talk" - Acrylic on canvas. Signed lower right. 20 x 16 inches (image) 23.75 x 19.5 inches (frame). Excellent condition. Original 2018 receipt from Assiniboia Gallery (Regina) attached (indicating a price of $4,755).

Dimensions

20 x 16 inches (image) 23.75 x 19.5 inches (frame)

Artist or Maker

ALLEN SAPP (1929-2015)

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Condition Report

Excellent condition

Provenance

Original 2018 receipt from Assiniboia Gallery (Regina) attached (indicating a price of $4,755).

Notes

Saskatchewan NAC bio: Allen Sapp was born in 1929 on the Red Pheasant Reserve in northern Saskatchewan, a descendant of the great plains Cree Chief Poundmaker. As a child, Sapp was often bed-ridden with illness, and he began drawing and painting with the encouragement of his grandmother, Maggie Soonias. A self-taught artist, Sapp moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan in the 1960, where he struggled to make a living by selling his paintings on the street and door-to-door. In 1966, Sapp met Dr. Allan Gonor while trying to sell his paintings at the North Battleford Medical Clinic. Gonor saw Sapp's talent and became a close friend and patron. With Gonor's encouragement and after studying painting with University of Saskatchewan professor Wynona Mulcaster, Sapp continued to paint and gained a wider audience for his work, beginning with successful exhibitions in Saskatoon and Vancouver in 1969 and 1970. He soon gained national and international recognition for his paintings depicting the life and culture of the northern plains Cree. Drawn from his own experiences growing up on a northern reserve, Sapp's paintings provide a glimpse into the everyday activities and special celebrations of the Cree people. Diana Loercher of the Christian Science Monitor observed, "A radiant light permeates most of his paintings.... It is evident that not only his art but his identity is deeply rooted in Indian culture." Sapp had been the subject of documentaries including Allen Sapp, By Instict a Painter, the National Film Board of Canada's Colours of Pride, the CBC's On the Road Again, as well as books such as A Cree Life by John Warner and Two Spirits Soar by W.P. Kinsella. In 1975, he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and he received the Saskatchewan Award of Merit (1985), the Order of Canada (1987), an honourary doctorate from the University of Regina (1998), a Saskatchewan Arts Board Lifetime Achievement Award (1996) and a National Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award (1999). In 1989, the Allen Sapp Gallery, Canada's only public art gallery named for a living artist, was opened in North Battleford. The most extensive permanent collection of Sapp's paintings can be found there, though his work is represented in many other public and private collections across the country. In 1994, the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina) launched a touring retrospective of Sapp's work. The exhibition was called 'Kiskayetum' - Sapp's Cree name meaning 'he perceives it'. In 2003, Allen won a Governor General's Literary Arts Award for the children's book The Song Within My Heart, which Sapp had illustrated. Allen Sapp died December 29th, 2015, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

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Payment should be made in full within ten days following the sale by email transfer, cheque, cash, bank draft, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin or Ethereum unless other arrangements have been made with the auctioneer prior to the sale. Payment via PayPal, Visa or Mastercard will be subject to a 3% surcharge on the invoice total, and Payment via Bitcoin or Ethereum will be subject to a 10% surcharge on the invoice total. Successful bidders will receive an invoice via email from the auctioneer within 48 hours of the close of the auction, with instructions on payment methods and pick-up, delivery and shipping options.

Shipping Terms

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting can provide purchasers with several options for packing and shipping throughout Canada, the US and internationally. All packing and shipping is done at the expense of the purchaser. If you are the successful bidder on one or more lots, you will receive an email directly from the auction house within 48 hours. Please then contact us to discuss your packing, shipping and pick-up preferences (and we can remove artworks from framing in order to ship without frame and glass). All artworks are located in Regina, Saskatchewan and are available for pick-up. Also, we are currently offering free delivery in Regina, and buyers in Saskatoon will be able to have their artworks delivered directly by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting for a low cost (determined by size, weight and value). We can pack and ship throughout Canada and internationally, or can deliver your artworks to a recognized international shipper for them to pack and ship via their direct communications with you.

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