IMAGE: Child With Eagle Headdress, Shaman’s Apprentice With A Branch From The Ojibwa Story Tree Acrylic on canvas (1991)
On February 1, TVO presents the world broadcast premiere of TVO Original There Are No Fakes. The feature documentary from filmmaker Jamie Kastner dives into the shadowy world of art fraud in Canada and brings into question the legacy of Anishinaabe artist and Canadian icon Norval Morrisseau.
“Norval Morrisseau is a towering figure in Canadian art,” says John Ferri, TVO Vice President of Current Affairs and Documentaries. “But the great appeal and enduring popularity of his iconic work has a dark side. There Are No Fakes is a journey into that darkness, and a brilliant exposé of how greed can corrupt a thing of beauty.” (read more on TVO)
There Are No Fakes repeats February 3 and February 5 and will be available to stream anytime beginning February 1 on tvo.org.
IMAGE: Don Robinson examining Kevin Hearn’s painting, in front of real Morrisseau paintings.