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U990.14.737
Artist / Maker : Pennier, George
Title : Spawning Salmon
Date (Execution) : 1981
Geographical Origin : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Sts'Ailes
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A large light blue, red, and black salmon emerging from water.
Accession # : U990.14.737
Width (cm) : 54.20
Height (cm) : 44.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The salmon was and still is very important in the life of the Coast Salish people as a source of food. The best time to harvest salmon occurs when they return upstream to spawn. At this time the salmon change colour to a deep red and are often battered from the difficult struggle upstream. George has depicted this salmon with a frayed tail and swimming upstream." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.