Charity auction of impressive painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to benefit residential school survivors

A painting by Indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is being auctioned off to raise money for residential school survivors in Canada.

The large acrylic on canvas work (six feet by eight feet), titled Indian boarding school, leave the shallow graves and come homeaims to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and to raise awareness of the history and legacy of residential schools while helping survivors.

All funds raised from the auction – which has been held online since yesterday (June 6) by auction house Heffel Fine Art until June 22 – will go to two organizations dedicated to these goals, the Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. .

The unframed painting was completed this year by Yuxweluptun, who was born in Kamloops and raised in Richmond, British Columbia. Design. The renowned art school, now Emily Carr University of Art + Design, awarded the activist artist an honorary doctorate in 2019.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

The striking artwork, commissioned by Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel Inc., is estimated by House Heffel to ultimately sell for between $125,000 and $175,000, according to a June 6 House Heffel bulletin, which also noted that the auction house and the representative of Yuxweluptun, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art will pay its buyer’s premium and commission respectively.

For lot details and to register to bid, visit here.

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