Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob

Inventory # G-E10414-001

Dempsey Bob
1948 - Canadian

Frog Speaker
bronze sculpture
signed, editioned 7/7 and dated 1998 and on verso titled on a label
17 x 13 x 8 1/2 in  43.2 x 33 x 21.6cm

Ian M. Thom, Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2009, page 17

ďArt comes down to quality and integrity, spiritual knowledge, the talent of the individual.Ē - Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob has received many accolades for his fine body of work. To name a few, in 2007, Bob received a BC Lifetime Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art Ė the first given. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Three of Bobís works are permanently displayed at the Vancouver International Airport: Fog Woman and Raven, Bear and Human Mask and Human with Bear Mask. Two of his carved totem poles are installed at Canada House and BC House in London, England. Bobís work is in the permanent collections of The Canadian Museum of Civilization and Indian Northern Affairs in Ottawa, the Hamburgishes Museum fur Volkerskunde in Germany, the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan, The Museum of Northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert, the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Bobís work was most recently featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 2012 exhibition Shore, Forest and Beyond, Art from the Audain Collection.

Price: $12,000 CAD

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