Norman Laliberte is as well known for his eclectic and allegorical paintings as he is for his expert design and large-scale commercial installations.

Laliberte first gained recognition in 1964, when he served as the design consultant for the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. He has since secured freelance consultation and production work for prestigious clients (from IBM to Standard Oil), whilst maintaining his unique and committed approach to visual art. 

Laliberte was born in 1925, to French Canadian parents in Worcester, Massachusetts. He spent his youth in Montreal, before returning stateside and attending the Institute of Design in Chicago.  There, Laliberte began to develop a signature style, often utilizing bright colors, representational figures and symbols, and disparate compositional elements. 

 Judgement (1966) reflects Laliberte’s descriptive and highly idiosyncratic take on figuration. While there are allusions to Picasso, Buffet and even Philip Guston, Laliberte's style is truly his own. It is worthwhile to note that at the time of Judgement’s inception  (1960’s – 70’s), the focus of Lalibertie’s contemporaries was on Minimalism, abstraction, and conceptual art. Laliberte’s reluctance to follow the status quo reveals his commitment and discipline as an artist. 

This work, like many of Laliberte's finest, has a curious ambiguity. Is this a circus scene? Or is this a fantastical representation of something more sinister? 

Norman Laliberte continues to live and work in Nahant, Massachusetts. He is represented by Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Marker and pastel on paper

Signed and dated by the artist

25”H 19”W (work)

28"H 22”W (frame)

In original artist designed frame

Very good condition 

- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

- What payment methods do you accept?

If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.
Please contact us directly at if interested in paying with a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum).


You may also like