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Inuit Art Auction TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019


LOCATION OF PREVIEW & AUCTION

Waddington’s 275 King Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K2 ON VIEW

Friday, November 15 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

INUIT ART

COVER

416-847-6191 inuitart@waddingtons.ca

Lot 93 Sheokjuk Oqutaq Mother and Child

SENIOR SPECIALIST

Duncan McLean

INSIDE FRONT & BACK COVER

CONSIGNMENT COORDINATOR

Lot 53 Jessie Oonark Untitled

Rochelle Konn

Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

BACK COVER Lot 87 Kenojuak Ashevak The Return of the Sun

Sunday, November 17 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, November 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Select lots may be viewed otherwise by appointment. ALL LOTS CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE AT

www.waddingtons.ca

This auction is subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the back of this catalogue.

This catalogue and its contents © 2019 Waddington McLean and Company Ltd. All rights reserved.

Photography and design by Waddington’s 


1 LUCY QINNUAYUAK ᓗᓯ ᑭᓐᐅᐊᔪᐊ (1915-1982) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRDS AT PLAY stonecut, 1969, 50/50 24.5 x 34 in — 62.2 x 86.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

2 LUCY QINNUAYUAK ᓗᓯ ᑭᓐᐅᐊᔪᐊ (1915-1982) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT THREE BIRDS stonecut, 1967, 37/50 24.5 x 28.5 in — 62.2 x 72.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

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3 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRD IN A SUMMER SKY stonecut and stencil, 1978, 48/50 24.25 x 30.25 in — 61.6 x 76.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg $1,000—1,500

4 EEGYVUDLUK POOTOOGOOK (1931-2000) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT WALRUSES AT PLAY stonecut, 1964, 45/50 21 x 28.5 in — 53.3 x 72.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $500—700

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5 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT WHALE HUNT stonecut, 1961, 24/40 24 x 30 in — 61 x 76.2 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $1,500—2,500

6 SHARNI POOTOOGOOK (1922-2003) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BUNTINGS stonecut, 1964, 44/50 20 x 24.5 in — 50.8 x 62.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $1,000—2,000

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7 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT THREE MEN AND TWO DOGS stonecut, 1963, 37/50 27.5 x 24.5 in — 69.9 x 62.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $2,500—3,500

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8 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MEN AND WALRUS stonecut, 1961, 50/50, sight 25 x 17.5 in — 63.5 x 44.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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9 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT UNTITLED coloured pencil and ink, signed in syllabics sight 8.5 x 12 in — 21.6 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,000—3,000

10 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT UNTITLED coloured pencil and ink drawing, signed in syllabics sight 8.5 x 12 in — 21.6 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,000—3,000

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DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ (1910-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ

JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ

STANDING BEAR stone, disc number inscribed, c.1955-60 3.5 x 2 x 1 in — 8.9 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,000—1,500

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MAN HOLDING A NET stone, signed in Roman 4 x 2.75 x 1.5 in — 10.2 x 7 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,000—1,500


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DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ (1910-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ

JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ

BIRD WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS stone, signed in Roman 4 x 6 x 2 in — 10.2 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario

CROUCHING HARE stone, signed in Roman 2.25 x 4.5 x 1.5 in — 5.7 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,000—1,500

$800—1,200

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AKEEAKTASHUK ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ (1898-1954) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK

PILIPUSI NOVALINGA (1906-1987) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK

HUNTER AND A BEAR stone, wood, sinew, c.1953 5.25 x 7.5 x 3.5 in — 13.3 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm

INFLATING AN AVATAQ stone 3 x 2.5 x 3 in — 7.6 x 6.4 x 7.6 cm

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

$1,200—1,800

$700—900

Private Collection, Toronto

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The Collection of Robert Hughes, Massachusetts


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LUCASSIE KUMARLUK (b.1921) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK

ISA AQIATTUSUK SMILER ᐊᐃᓴ ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ ᓯᒪᐃᓚ (1921-1986) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK

TWO BIRDS stone, soap inlay, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed, c.1954 4.75 x 6 x 2.5 in — 12.1 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario

WALRUS stone, ivory, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 3.25 x 4 x 2.5 in — 8.3 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm $300—500

For a closely-related work, see Jean Blodgett, Selections from the John and Mary Robertson Collection of Inuit Sculpture, exh. cat., 1986, p.55 $600—900

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ADA EYETOAQ ᐊᑕ ᐃᔨᑐᐊ (b.1934) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ

ADA EYETOAQ ᐊᑕ ᐃᔨᑐᐊ (b.1934) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ

CROUCHING MOTHER AND CHILD stone, signed in syllabics 2 x 1.5 x 1 in — 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm

STANDING WOMAN WITH CHILD stone, signed in syllabics 3.5 x 1 x 1.25 in — 8.9 x 2.5 x 3.2 cm

MARK TUNGILIK ᒪᑭ ᑕᒐᓕ (1913-1986) REPULSE BAY / NAUJAAT

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $300—500

Private Collection, Toronto $300—500

MINIATURE MUSK OX ivory, stone, signed in syllabics 1.5 x 2 x 1.5 in — 3.8 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $400—600

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MARK TUNGILIK ᒪᑭ ᑕᒐᓕ (1913-1986) REPULSE BAY / NAUJAAT

OSUITOK IPEELEE ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT

MINIATURE FLYING BIRD ivory, measured with base 2 x 2.5 x 1.5 in — 5.1 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm

POLAR BEAR ivory, signed in syllabics, c.1940’s 1.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 in — 3.8 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

$300—500

The consignors of this lot recall purchasing this sculpture from Houston North Gallery, Lunenburg, in 1982. Alma Houston brought the piece out from her own personal collection.

WOMAN WITH BABY stone, ivory, c.1955 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 in — 8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $700—1,000

Private Collection, Toronto

Private Collection, Massachusetts Houston North Gallery, Nova Scotia

$1,500—1,800

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GEORGE TATANIQ (1910-1991) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ

JIMMY TAIPANAK (1919-2000) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ

BIRD stone, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed 3.75 x 6 x 1.5 in — 9.5 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm

BEAR/GOOSE TRANSFORMATION stone, signed in syllabics 2 x 8.5 x 1.5 in — 5.1 x 21.6 x 3.8 cm

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

$400—600

$400—600

Private Collection, British Columbia

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Private Collection, Pennsylvania


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JOHN KAVIK ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993) RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ

JOHN KAVIK ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993) RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ

FIGURE stone 3.75 x 3.75 x 1.5 in — 9.5 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm

FIGURE WITH SPIRITS stone 4.25 x 3 x 1.5 in — 10.8 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

$400—600

$400—600

Private Collection, Ontario

Private Collection, Ontario

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EVA TALOOKI ALIKTILUK ᐃᕙ ᑕᓗᑭ (1927-1995) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT

JOHN PANGNARK ᔭᓐ ᐸᓇ (1920-1980) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT

WOMAN WITH BEADS stone, fur, beads, signed in Roman 4.75 x 2.5 x 2 in — 12.1 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm

SEATED WOMAN stone 5 x 3 x 2.5 in — 12.7 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm

PROVENANCE:

PROVENANCE:

$700—1,000

$2,500—3,500

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario

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LUCY TASSEOR TUTSWEETOK ᓗᓯ ᑕᓯᐅ ᑎᓯᑕ (1934-2012) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT

ATTRIBUTED TO: MARY AYAQ ANOWTALIK (b. 1938) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT

FAMILY stone, signed in syllabics 2.5 x 3 x 2 in — 6.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario

MOTHER AND CHILD stone, signed in syllabics 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in — 11.4 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $400—600

$300—500

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33 ABRAHAM ETUNGAT ᐊᐃᐊᔭᑲ ᐃᑐᒐ, R.C.A. (1911-1999) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRD WITH UPSWEPT WINGS stone 14 x 8.5 x 4 in — 35.6 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto “We rejoice to see the proud birds return in spring to their nesting places. Winter is over and the carefree days of summer are almost here.” LITERATURE:

Harold Seidelman & James Turner, The Inuit Imagination: Arctic Myth and Sculpture, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd, 1993, p.79. $3,000—5,000

34 OSUITOK IPEELEE, ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT PLAYFUL SEAL stone, signed in syllabics, c.1970 7 x 9 x 2.5 in — 17.8 x 22.9 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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35 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRD TRANSFORMATION stone 14 x 13 x 8 in — 35.6 x 33 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,500—4,500

36 HENRY EVALUARDJUK ᐃᕙᓗᐊᔪ (1923-2007) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT POLAR BEAR HOLDING SEAL stone, signed in syllabics, Roman, c.1970 10 x 5.5 x 5.5 in — 25.4 x 14 x 14 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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37 OSUITOK IPEELEE ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT TOTEM stone 32 x 7 x 7.5 in — 81.3 x 17.8 x 19.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $5,000—7,000

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38 QAVAROAK TUNNILLIE ᑲᕙᕋᒃ ᑐᓂᓕ (1928-1993) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT POLAR BEARS WITH FISH stone, signed in syllabics 29 x 7 x 10 in — 73.7 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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39 AQJANGAJUK SHAA ᐊᔭᒐᔪ ᓴᐊ, R.C.A. (1937-2019) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT CARIBOU stone, antler 17 x 34 x 8 in — 43.2 x 86.4 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ottawa $5,000—7,000

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40 NUNA PARR (b.1949) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DANCING WALRUS stone, antler 25 x 11 x 13 in — 63.5 x 27.9 x 33 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $5,000—7,000

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41 KAKA ASHOONA ᑲᑲ ᐊᓴᓇ (1928-1996) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DRINKING FROM A SKIN POUCH stone, signed in syllabics 21 x 11 x 15.5 in — 53.3 x 27.9 x 39.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,500—5,000

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42 PITSEOLAK NIVIAQSI ᐱᓯᐃᓚ ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, R.C.A. (1947-2015) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT STANDING WOMAN WITH DOG AT HER SIDE stone 23.5 x 14 x 6 in — 59.7 x 35.6 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $5,000—7,000

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43 RALPH PORTER (b.1942) GJOA HAVEN / UQSUQTUUQ INUIT FAMILY bone, antler, hide 19 x 11 x 9 in — 48.3 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $2,500—3,500

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44 JUDAS ULLULAQ ᔪᑕ ᐅᓗᓚ, (1937-1999) GJOA HAVEN / UQSUQTUUQ SHAMAN’S FACE stone, antler, signed in syllabics 9 x 9.5 x 3 in — 22.9 x 24.1 x 7.6 cm PROVENANCE:

The Pat and Carl Wisoff Collection, Virginia Images of the North, San Francisco

The human face or variations of the human face are often associated with shamanism, with a focus on the characteristics of mouth. Jagged teeth, tattoos and a mouth from which something protrudes are distinctive traits. Even empty O-shaped mouths carry significance; an open mouth is almost always associated with breath, breath represents life, and also carries a person’s spirit. When a person dies, their breath, and therefore their soul, leave their body. A shaman’s breath is believed to have healing powers. If a shaman breathes on the sick, his powerful spirit emerges from his open mouth and restores the ailing victim.

LITERATURE:

Jean Blodgett, The Coming and Going of the Shaman Eskimo Shamanism and Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978, p.182. $5,000—7,000

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45 PETER ATATSIAUK (b.1947) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT LUNGING BEAR stone, inset ivory, signed in syllabics 18 x 13 x 11 in — 45.7 x 33 x 27.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $4,000—6,000

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46 JOHNNY INUKPUK ᔭᓇ ᐃᓇᐸ, R.C.A. (1911-2007) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER CALLING BIRD stone, etched ivory, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 14 x 7 x 4 in — 35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario LITERATURE:

Harold Seidelman & James Turner, The Inuit Imagination, Arctic Myth and Sculpture, Thames and Hudson Inc, New York, 1993, p.115. $2,000—3,000 This wonderful sculpture by master carver Johnny Inukpuk narrates the story of the Angakoq, or ‘Storyteller’. The hunter is beseeching the bird to give him the bone in its mouth, a femur from a dead Inuk who was a great storyteller during his time. The hunter believes that if he eats the bone, he will absorb the deceased Inuk’s wisdom and storytelling abilities.

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47 POSSIBLY: SIMON KASUDLUAK (b.1925) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK MOTHER CRADLING HER CHILD stone, signed in Roman, c.1960 8 x 6 x 5.5 in — 20.3 x 15.2 x 14 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario For a similar work, see Waddington’s Inuit Art Auction, February 28, 2013, lot 49. $1,000—2,000

48 MARGARET UYAUPERQ ANIKSAK (1905-1993) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT MOTHER AND CHILD stone, c.1980 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 in — 16.5 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario For this piece reproduced in colour, see: Ingo Hessel, Arctic Spirit,Heard Museum, 2006, plate 150, p.178. $700—900

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49 CAMP OF: AKEEAKTASHUK ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ (1898-1954) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER PULLING A SEAL stone, c.1955 9 x 13 x 6 in — 22.9 x 33 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, California $2,000—3,000

50 ATTRIBUTED TO: ABRAHAM POV ᐊᐃᐊᔭᑲ ᑕᓕᕈᓂᓕ ᐱᐅᕕ (1927-1994) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK MOTHER AND CHILD EATING stone 9 x 11 x 6.5 in — 22.9 x 27.9 x 16.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,000

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51 MOSES POV (1915-?) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK STANDING WOMAN stone, ivory, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed, c.1955 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 in — 22.9 x 14 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The John and Mary Robertson Collection $10,000—15,000

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Moses Pov and Johnny Inukpuk were born in the Inukjuak area in the early 20th century. They grew up in the harsh and isolated environment of Canada’s Eastern Arctic, initially surviving as traditional hunters, trappers and fishermen before moving their families to the settlement. Their innate powers of observation, keen awareness of their natural world, and the vital skills of survival needed to live in this unforgiving land – combined with a love for family grounded by a rich and ancient cultural legacy – came together to result in some of Canada’s most compelling and influential art. The locally-sourced, marbled dark green stone characterized by glowing translucent layers, the inset detail of ivory and soap, dynamic depictions of an Inuit woman, are all trademarks of the special pieces created in Inukjuak during this classic, early period of Inuit art.


52 JOHNNY INUKPUK ᔭᓇ ᐃᓇᐸ, R.C.A. (1911-2007) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK CROUCHING MOTHER CRADLING CHILD stone, ivory, c.1955 6.5 x 9.5 x 5 in — 16.5 x 24.1 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $8,000—12,000

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53 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED (DOUBLE-SIDED) stroud, thread, embroidery floss, signed in syllabics, c.1976 27 x 60 in — 68.6 x 152.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg EXHIBITED:

Spirits and Dreams: Arts of the Inuit of Baker Lake, The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, 1979 LITERATURE:

Art Gallery of Ontario, The People Within (1976) exh cat. $40,000—60,000 As one of the most admired artists from Baker Lake (Qamani’tuaq), Jessie Oonark is recognized as a highly-talented graphic artist, but her most powerful expressions are achieved in her works on cloth. Her imagery is drawn from traditional Inuit life, which she had a strong desire to document. In this wall hanging, Oonark depicts a traditional summer scene: three Inuit on kayaks with seasonal tents in the background. Two large birds happily greet the kayakers as they arrive at their campsite. Minimalistic facial profiles and embroidered lines are major design elements of her work, as are symmetrical compositions. Typical of her oeuvre, these components are also seen on the reverse of this doublesided work. In this scene, two rows of heraldic figures greet each other, eleven on each side. There is a subtle break in the lower line of people though — one lone, dramatically-embroidered bird spirit reaching out — a small departure that breaks the symmetry and enlivens the whole textile. Oonark’s wall hangings have a captivating presence. Their size, intensity, and technical brilliance have attracted many fans over the years, and are found in major private collections around the world, with the largest example in the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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54 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED felt tip, coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, c.late 1960’s 19 x 24 in — 48.3 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $2,500—3,500

55 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED felt tip, coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, c.late 1960’s 19 x 24 in — 48.3 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $2,500—3,500

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56 MARION TUU’LUQ (1910-2002) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED stroud, thread, embroidery floss, felt, signed in syllabics, c. 1978 47 x 33 in — 119.4 x 83.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Vermont LITERATURE:

Marie Bouchard, Marion Tuu’luq, National Gallery of Canada, 2002, p.32, p.68 cat 19 for a related work. $15,000—20,000

Marion Tuu’luq was born in a remote corner of the Arctic in the early 1900’s. She lived a nomadic camp life for 50 years before settling in Baker Lake where she began to draw and sew her unique artworks. Tuu’luq was the cousin of Jessie Oonark, who was four years older and one of her closest friends. They would often sew, draw, and laugh together, which affected their respective works. We imagine Tuu’luq and Oonark sitting together, laughing at the phallic-like noses protruding from the two heads in the centre of this textile. At each end, laughing faces directed towards the big-nosed men, is perhaps a depiction of the two women sharing an inside joke about someone in their camp. Marie Bouchard notes in her exhibition catalogue that, according to Tuu’luq, Luke Anguhadluq was “always craving women”, which was tremendously funny to the cousins. Oonark produced a work on cloth around the same time, with the same long, phallic-like nosed men.

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57 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics 22 x 29.5 in — 55.9 x 74.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg LITERATURE:

Marion Jackson and Judith Nasby, Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 1987, p.47. $3,000—5,000

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As an important social and religious aspect of their culture, the traditional drum dance has inspired many Inuit artists and is common in Inuit drawings and sculpture. Here, Anguhadluq presents men surrounding a small drum dancer. There are shamans in a transformative state with human bodies and animal heads, as well as a spirit figure closest to the drum. The drummer is energizing the figures as they radiate around him, establishing a visual rhythm that parallels the beating of the drum. In a 1981 letter from Stanley Zazelenchuk to the consignors, he wrote that this drawing may be one of the artist’s last. Shortly after completing the drawing, Anguhadluq became ill and was confined to his house. He died February 8, 1982.


58 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed 20.75 x 29.5 in — 52.7 x 74.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $3,000—4,000

59 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil dawing, signed in syllabics, c.1970 24 x 19 in — 61 x 48.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,000

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60 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ BIG WOMAN stencil, 1976, 37/46 35 x 26 in — 88.9 x 66 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $2,500—3,500

61 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK OXEN stonecut and stencil, 1972, 24/50 24 x 31 in — 61 x 78.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500

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62 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK-OX EATING GRASS stonecut and stencil, 1974, 19/50 23 x 34 in — 58.4 x 86.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg LITERATURE:

Patrick Furneaux, Leo Rosshandler, Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, Montreal, 1974, p.232. “The expressive build up of forms by intense hatching, so characteristic of Anguhadluq’s drawings, are given full justice by the stone carver (Simon Tookoome), you want to give him equal credit with the draughtsman, particularly since Tookoome is able to execute stone cuts in such a diversity of styles. Anguhadluq’s genius is enhanced by the stone cutter’s interpretation of his original drawing.” $1,000—1,500

63 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ ANGAKOK CONJURING BIRDS stencil, 1979, 3/45 30 x 22 in — 76.2 x 55.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $1,500—2,500

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64 GEORGE TATANIQ (1910-1991) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MOTHER AND CHILD stone, signed in syllabics, c.1975-1979 7.5 x 4 x 4.5 in — 19.1 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $3,500—4,500

65 MATHEW AQIGAAQ ᒪᑐ ᐊᑭᒐ (1940-2010) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MOTHER AND CHILD stone, signed in syllabics 10 x 6.25 x 6 in — 25.4 x 15.9 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, New Brunswick $1,500—2,500

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66 TUNA IQULIQ ᑐᓇ ᐃᑯᓕ (1935-2015) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ TWO WOMEN KNEELING stone, signed in syllabics 7.5 x 8 x 7 in — 19.1 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,000—1,500

67 MATHEW AQIGAAQ ᒪᑐ ᐊᑭᒐ (1940-2010) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MOTHER AND CHILD stone 13 x 10 x 8 in — 33 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—3,000

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68 JOHN TIKTAK ᔭᓐ ᑎᑕ, R.C.A. (1916-1981) RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ HEAD stone, disc number inscribed, c.1965 5 x 5 x 3 in — 12.7 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario LITERATURE:

Emily E. Auger, The Way of the Inuit Art: Aesthetics and History in and Beyond the Arctic, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc., 2005, p.116. $7,000—9,000

In the mid-1950s, a nickel mine opened in the Kangiqliniq region, at a time when the area was struggling due to poor hunting resources. The arrival of the mine and the related employment opportunities caused a dramatic shift in the community, as the residents became largely dependent on wage labour, unlike most arctic communities which were accustomed to hunting as their main occupation. This transition can be seen in the subject matter of carvings from this region. Rather than focusing on wildlife as a hunter would, Tiktak would draw his inspiration from his experience working in the mine alongside the people of his community, who would become the primary subjects of his artistry. It was only after suffering an injury in the mines that he took up carving, to discover that he could make a living as an artist. In 1963, he fully committed himself to the art form, focusing on the human figure. Driscoll notes in her book Rankin Inlet Art (p.37) that Tiktak “plays with form in a manner that has elicited comparisons to the work of Henry Moore. Like Moore, Tiktak’s forms are abstracted from life but are universal in their nature, content and expression.”

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69 JOHN KAVIK ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993) RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ FIGURE WITH CROSSED ARMS stone 11.5 x 5.5 x 5 in — 29.2 x 14 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, New Brunswick LITERATURE:

Auger, Emily E. The Way of the Inuit Art: Aesthetics and History in and Beyond the Arctic. North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc., 2005, p.115-116.

Like most artists from Rankin Inlet/ Kangiqliniq, Kavik focused on the human figure in his practice; specifically “primitive” depictions of highly abstracted figures. Differing significantly from artists on the eastern side of Hudson Bay, artworks from this area have a truly authentic aesthetic that has much to do with the limited exposure to southern influence. In 1976, the co-op decided to withdraw works by Kavik for sale, believing them to be too primitive for southern buyers — to Stanley Zazelenchuk’s dismay. Zazelenchuk championed the artist’s work in effort to correct what he perceived as a serious misjudgment of a profoundly gifted artist.

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70 LUKE IKSIKTAARYUK (1909-1977) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ SHAMAN PREPARES TO FLY antler, hide 14 x 12 x 7 in — 35.6 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg LITERATURE:

Harold Seidelman & James Turner, The Inuit Imagination, Arctic Myth and Sculpture, Thames and Hudson Inc, New York, 1993, p. 208-211. $12,000—18,000

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Luke Iksiktaaryuk possessed a unique carving style that was simple yet very expressive. His human figures, mostly carved from caribou antler, depicted Inuit life and legends. Iksiktaaryuk was part of the Harvaqtormiut people who moved to Baker Lake in the 1950’s during a time of starvation. It is not arbitrary that he chose to work with caribou antler; after enduring seasons of famine when the caribou were scarce, the antler was a symbol of birth and regeneration to him. Shaman Prepares to Fly is a subject that he chose more than once. It represents the courageous flight of the shaman into the spirit world, perhaps in search of other spirits for guidance. Shamans had the ability to fly in many forms and for many reasons, possibly the most enticing, as Jean Blodgett suggests, was “the shamanic journeys that were undertaken for joy alone”.


71 ELIJAH MICHAEL (1929-2008) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT SEDNA HOLDING ETCHED CARIBOU ANTLERS stone, antler 45.5 x 28 x 30 in — 115.6 x 71.1 x 76.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,500—4,000

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72 AKEEAKTASHUK ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ (1898-1954) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER THROWING A SPEAR stone, ivory, soap inlay, c.1953 9.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 in — 24.1 x 14 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of Robert Hughes, Massachusetts $6,000—9,000

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Akeeaktashuk was one of the first internationally well-known Inuit carvers in the early 1950’s. People were drawn to his portrayals of Inuit hunting scenes, figures, animals and birds in stone and ivory. Known as Isakallak, which translates to “short and stocky”; many of his sculptures, like their creator, bear the same characteristics. Hunter Throwing A Spear is an imposing example of Akeeaktashuk’s sculpture, demonstrating all the classic elements of his work.


73 CAMP OF: AKEEAKTASHUK ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ (1898-1954) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK SEATED MAN stone, ivory and soap inlay, c.1950 8 x 5 x 5 in — 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $6,000—9,000

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74 ATTRIBUTED TO: JUANISIALU IRQUMIA (1912-1977) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ HUNTER HOLDING AN AVATAQ stone, ivory, late 1950’s 10 x 6 x 7 in — 25.4 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500 The attribution to Juanisialu Irqumia is based on the strong similarities between this piece and a piece titled How They Hunted Caribou from Maria von Finckenstein ed., Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, p. 87.

75 ISA OOMAYOUALOOK (1915-1976) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER OVER WALRUS HOLE stone, ivory, antler, hide, soap inlay, c.1951 10.75 x 3.25 x 4.5 in — 27.3 x 8.3 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,000—4,000 An early and well-executed version of a frequent subject matter of the artist. For a similar work see, Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p. 56.

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76 UNIDENTIFIED PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK WOMAN WITH ULUS stone, ivory and soap inlay, c.1950 9 x 6 x 2 in — 22.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $3,000—4,000

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77 ISA AQIATTUSUK SMILER ᐊᐃᓴ ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ ᓯᒪᐃᓚ (1921-1986) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER WITH HARPOON stone, ivory, black colouring, sinew, with inset ivory eyes, c.1955 5 x 6 x 3.5 in — 12.7 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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Although this piece is unsigned, the manner in which Isa Smiler treats human eyes in his sculptures is highly distinct from other artists, making Hunter with Harpoon an obvious attribution. For similar works by Isa Smiler, see Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p. 94-96


78 GEORGE KOPAK TAYARAK (1931-1990) SUGLUK / SALLUIT HUNTER HOLDING CATCH stone, disc number inscribed 9.5 x 8 x 8 in — 24.1 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $2,500—3,500

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79 JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK ᔭᓴᐱ ᑭᑐᒍ (1887-1958) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT WITH THE RAVEN COMES THE FISH stonecut, 1959, 39/50 16.5 x 12 in — 41.9 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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80 KELLYPALIK MANGITAK (b.1940) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRDS CARRIED MAN TO MOON stone rubbing, 1959, 5/10 24 x 18 in — 61 x 45.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Mexico

In a stone rubbing, the print is created by laying the paper on top of the stone block and rubbing it with ink or pencil. The image appears on the topside of the paper rather than the side touching the stone block, and will therefore be reversed compared to a stonecut print. Only ten editions of the stone rubbings were created, making this lot comparatively more rare than the 50 stonecut editions.

$3,500—4,500

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81 PUDLO PUDLAT ᐳᓗ ᐳᓚ (1916-1992) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT FISH AND GULL/ UNTITLED (SEA CREATURES AND BIRD) stonecut, 1969, artist’s proof sight 16 x 23 in — 40.6 x 58.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

82 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT NINE ARCTIC BIRDS stencil, 1960, 41/50 15.5 x 25 in — 39.4 x 63.5 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $1,500—2,000

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83 JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK ᔭᓴᐱ ᑭᑐᒍ (1887-1958) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT IGLOO BUILDER stonecut, 1959, 18/50 12 x 24 in — 30.5 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Pennsylvania $2,500—3,500

84 PITSEOLAK ASHOONA, O.C., R.C.A. (1904-1983) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SUMMER WANDERERS WATCH WOMAN SCRAPING HIDE stonecut, 1961, 48/50 18 x 24 in — 45.7 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey LITERATURE:

Patrick Furneaux, Leo Rosshandler, Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, Montreal, 1974, p.54. $1,000—2,000

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85 PUDLO PUDLAT ᐳᓗ ᐳᓚ (1916-1992) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT PROUD WALRUS stencil, 1963, 37/40 24.5 x 18.5 in — 62.2 x 47 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $3,000—5,000

86 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT FAMILY OF WHALES stencil, 1961, 42/50 19 x 25.25 in — 48.3 x 64.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $2,000—3,000

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87 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT THE RETURN OF THE SUN stonecut, 1961, 19/50 24 x 36 in — 61 x 91.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $6,000—9,000

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88 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT KIKGAVIK AND THE HUNTER stonecut, 1960, 39/50 22.75 x 28 in — 57.8 x 71.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—4,000

89 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT THREE HUNTERS WITH WALRUS stonecut, 1967, 24/50 24.5 x 34 in — 62.2 x 86.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $2,500—3,500

90 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT GEESE AND MAN stonecut, 1964, 18/40 20 x 25 in — 50.8 x 63.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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91 KENOJUAK ASHEVAK ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SIILAVUT, NUNAVUT lithograph, (diptych), 1999, 97/99 45.5 x 30 in — 115.6 x 76.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $5,000—7,000

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92 OSUITOK IPEELEE ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT FISHERWOMAN stone, antler, wood, sinew, signed in syllabics 18.5 x 10.5 x 6 in — 47 x 26.7 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Florida Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver LITERATURE:

Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, Winnipeg, MB, 1988, p.42-52. $30,000—40,000 Osuitok Ipeelee’s singular attention to form, technical mastery and ingenuity had earned him a reputation as the best carver on Baffin Island in the early 1950’s. He also caught the attention of James and Alma Houston who were visiting Port Harrison / Inukjuak at the time; James Houston would travel to Cape Dorset / Kinngait specifically to seek out the talented artist. Osuitok continues to rank as one of Canada’s most accomplished artists, gaining international acclaim for his work. Fisherwoman is a fine example of the appealing, realistic female forms that the artist so enjoyed creating. She is strong yet graceful, her delicate features animated with fierce victory as she spears a fish. Osuitok was known for the fine details in his work, a highly detailed piece such as this generally would take him about a week to complete. In addition to the finelyincised patterns on her clothing, the fish, which would normally be a minor detail of a carving of this stature, has been elegantly rendered with great care. For him, it was small considerations like this that made the carving whole. In Jean Blodgett’s article on Osuitok, she wrote “The really successful finished carving is a resolved, complete statement. Detail work helps realize the final sculptural form, making it ‘as if it were real’.”

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93 SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ ᓱᐅᔪ ᐅᑯᑕ (1920-1982) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MOTHER AND CHILD stone, ivory, black colouring, c.1952 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in — 11.4 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario For similar works, see Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture, 1949-1955, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p.158. $5,000—7,000

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94 SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ ᓱᐅᔪ ᐅᑯᑕ (1920-1982) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT OWL AND LEMMINGS ivory, stone, black colouring, c.1949 3 x 3.5 x 2.5 in — 7.6 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario LITERATURE:

Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p.153-154. $2,500—3,500 Sheokjuk began carving ivory miniatures in 1946 following his move from Cape Dorset / Kinngait to a camp in Kimmirut. At that time, The Hudson’s Bay Company had initiated a large-scale cottage industry in the settlement, encouraging community members to make carvings for sale. Sheokjuk quickly became known for his talent; the quality of his ivory carvings were unlike any other artist’s, notably his human figures and animals.

95 UNIDENTIFIED BUST OF A WOMAN WITH INSET IVORY TEETH AND FISH stone, ivory, c.1955 5 x 3 x 2 in — 12.7 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $3,000—4,000

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96 ATTRIBUTED TO: KAKA ASHOONA ᑲᑲ ᐊᓴᓇ (1928-1996) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MAN HOLDING AN OWL stone, c.1965 8.25 x 6 x 7.5 in — 21 x 15.2 x 19.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,200—1,800

97 PAULASSIE POOTOOGOOK ᐸᓗᓯ ᐳᑐᒍ, R.C.A. (1927-2006) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MUSK OX stone, signed in syllabics, c.1965-70 5.75 x 8 x 5 in — 14.6 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $1,000—2,000

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98 PAUTA SAILA ᐸᐊ ᓯᓚ, R.C.A. (1916-2009) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DANCING BEAR stone, c.1977 11 x 6 x 3.5 in — 27.9 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $12,000—18,000 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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99 OSUITOK IPEELEE ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT RUNNING CARIBOU stone, antler, signed in syllabics 13 x 15.7 x 2.6 in — 33 x 40 x 6.5 cm PROVENANCE:

The Johnstone Collection of Inuit Art, U.K. Images Boréales, Montreal $8,000—12,000

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Osuitok, through the 1950s and later, was “keeper of the carving stone” that he helped to quarry in the summer. In guiding other artists when selecting stone, he came to understand the way stone fractures and breaks. That intimate knowledge of the stone assisted him in his ability to carve his caribou spirits with such grace and delicacy.


100 PAUTA SAILA ᐸᐊ ᓯᓚ, R.C.A. (1916-2009) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DANCING BEAR stone, signed in Roman and syllabics 10 x 10.5 x 5 in — 25.4 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $10,000—15,000

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101 ATTRIBUTED TO: TUDLIK (1890-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BEAR ON HIND LEGS stone, c.1955 6 x 2 x 3 in — 15.2 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario This attribution is based on a similar sculpture from Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture, 1949-1955, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p.174-175. $3,000—4,000

102 HENRY EVALUARDJUK ᐃᕙᓗᐊᔪ (1923-2007) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT POLAR BEAR AND DOG stone, both signed in Roman and syllabics 8 x 11 x 4 in — 20.3 x 27.9 x 10.2 cm; 2 x 4.5 x 1.5 in — 5.1 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $3,500—4,500

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103 LUCASSIE IKKIDLUAK (b.1949) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT MUSK OX stone, bone, antler, signed in syllabics, dated 2009 5.5 x 7.5 x 4 in — 14 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $2,000—3,000

104 SEEPEE IPEELIE ᓯᐱ ᐃᐱᓕ (1940-2000) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT MUSK OX stone, antler, signed in syllabics, dated “2000” 6.5 x 10 x 4.5 in — 16.5 x 25.4 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

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105 ATTRIBUTED TO: SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ ᓱᐅᔪ ᐅᑯᑕ (1920-1982) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MAN IN KAYAK ivory 3 x 6 x 2 in — 7.6 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,500—2,000

106 UNIDENTIFIED HUNTER stone, with inset ivory details, c.1945-50 6.75 x 1.5 in — 17.2 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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107 JACOPOSIE TIGLILK (b.1952) PANNIRTUQ / PANGNIRTUNG TOTEM ON WHALE BASE ivory, stone, signed in Roman 15 x 7 x 3 in — 38.1 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $1,000—1,500

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108 SIMON QAMANIRQ (b.1953) ARCTIC BAY / IKPIARJUK HUNTER THROWING HARPOON bone, antler, hide, baleen, signed in Roman 24 x 23 x 12 in — 61 x 58.4 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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109 SIMON QAMANIRQ (b.1953) ARCTIC BAY / IKPIARJUK HUNTER PULLING IN A WHALE bone, antler, hide, musk ox hair, signed in Roman 12.5 x 19 x 10 in — 31.8 x 48.3 x 25.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

110 IPEELEE NAUYAKVIK (b.1929) BROUGHTON ISLAND / QIKIQTARJUAQ FISHERMAN bone, wood, antler, sinew 15 x 11 x 10 in — 38.1 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,500

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111 REGILEE PIUNGITUQ (b.1953) CLYDE RIVER/KANGIQTUGAAPIK THREE FACES OF THE EAGLE bone, signed in syllabcis 16 x 22 x 7 in — 40.6 x 55.9 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $2,500—3,500

112 BILLY RUBEN (1919-2000) PAULATUK / INUVIK REGION TRANSFORMATION bone, antler, stone 20 x 23 x 8 in — 50.8 x 58.4 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—2,000 Billy Ruben was the father of artists David Ruben, and Abraham Anghik Ruben.

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113 DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN ᑎᕕᑎ ᐱᑐᑯ ᕈᐱᐃᓐ (b.1950) TORONTO CARIBOU TRANSFORMATION stone, antler, ivory, metal, dated 1996 25.5 x 9 x 7 in — 64.8 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Indiana $3,000—5,000

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114 ENNUTSIAK ᐃᓄᓯᐊ (1896-1967) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT HUNTER WITH BOW AND ARROW stone, ivory, antler, c.1960 7 x 5 x 4 in — 17.8 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New York $4,000—6,000

115 ISA AQIATTUSUK SMILER ᐊᐃᓴ ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ ᓯᒪᐃᓚ (1921-1986) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK MUSK OX stone, ivory, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed, c.1960 6 x 10 x 3.5 in — 15.2 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500

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116 ENNUTSIAK ᐃᓄᓯᐊ (1896-1967) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT TWO HUNTERS BUTCHERING A SEAL stone, ivory, c.1960 6.5 x 10 x 4 in — 16.5 x 25.4 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New York $4,000—6,000

117 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK OX WITH RAISED LEG stone, signed in syllabics, c.1975 7 x 8.5 x 4 in — 17.8 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,000—4,000

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118 DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ (1910-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ MOTHER WITH CHILDREN stone, signed in Roman 9 x 5.5 x 4 in — 22.9 x 14 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario LITERATURE:

Maria von Finckenstein ed., Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, p.46-47. $7,000—9,000 84

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Both Joe Talirunili and Davidialuk Alasua Amittu experienced similar early life circumstances. Joe suffered a gun shot wound that left him without a job and unable to hunt. Davidialuk grew up poor, as did his father and father before him. Although he was still able to hunt, he could not afford the supplies to go out on the land. Despite their setbacks, they both became prolific artists, partaking in drawing, printmaking and carving. The introduction of art making would become a huge relief for many people, especially the handicapped or elderly who were no longer able to hunt or work, but could still make a living from their art, which they enjoyed tremendously.


119 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ WOMAN stone, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 in — 21.6 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $4,000—6,000

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120 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ HORNED OWL stone, c.1970 5 x 3.5 x 2 in — 12.7 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

121 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ WALRUS stone, ivory, signed in syllabics, Roman, c.late 1960’s 4 x 5.5 x 2 in — 10.2 x 14 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $3,000—5,000

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122 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ HORNED OWL stone, signed in Roman and syllabics 4.75 x 2.5 x 1.5 in — 12.1 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $3,000—4,000

123 DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ (1910-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ GOOSE stone, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 2 x 7.5 x 3.5 in — 5.1 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, London, Ontario $700—1,000

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124 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ OLD WAY OF LIVING stonecut, 1975, 12/55, sight 16 x 24 in — 40.6 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg $700—1,000

125 JOE TALIRUNILI ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ (1893-1976) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ INUIT FAMILY OF A LONG TIME AGO stonecut, 1975, 22/50 15 x 21.5 in — 38.1 x 54.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Winnipeg $800—1,200

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126 UNIDENTIFIED ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT UNTITLED (DEPICTIONS OF ARCTIC LIFE) felt, hide, embroidery floss, thread 35 x 53 in — 88.9 x 134.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $1,000—2,000

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127 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ INUK CATCHING A BIRD stencil, 1981, 8/8 38 x 27.5 in — 96.5 x 69.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,000—1,500

128 JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ TITIRAUYAGAMIAQ stencil, 1977, 36/55 22 x 30 in — 55.9 x 76.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $1,000—1,500

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129 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, c.1970 24 x 19 in — 61 x 48.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,000

130 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ CALLING THE ANIMALS TOGETHER stencil, 1980, 5/50 22 x 30 in — 55.9 x 76.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, British Columbia $1,000—1,500

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131 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics sight 17 x 22 in — 43.2 x 55.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,000

132 LUKE ANGUHADLUQ ᓗᐅᒃ ᐊᒐᓴᓗ (1895-1982) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ UNTITLED coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics sight 23 x 16.5 in — 58.4 x 41.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,000

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133 VITAL MAKPAAQ (1922-1978) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ BEAR/WALRUS TRANSFORMATION stone, ivory, signed in syllabics 5.5 x 10 x 4.25 in — 14 x 25.4 x 10.8 cm PROVENANCE:

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, New Brunswick $1,000—2,000

134 JOSIAH NUILAALIK (1928-2005) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ SHAMAN IN FLIGHT/TRANSFORMATION stone, antler, signed in syllabics 7 x 12 x 12 in — 17.8 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto This expressive sculpture by Nuilallik is a portrayal of a shaman’s flight to the spirit world to reconcile differences between humankind and nature. Bird transformations are seen often in shamanic cultures, but incorporating the caribou in the shaman’s bird transformation is very much the artist’s oeuvre. $3,000—5,000

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135 MATHEW AQIGAAQ ᒪᑐ ᐊᑭᒐ (1940-2010) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK OX stone, signed in syllabics, c.1968-1970 6.5 x 11 x 5 in — 16.5 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,000

136 HENRY ISLUANIK (b.1925) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT RESTING CARIBOU stone, antler, signed in Roman 12.25 x 13.5 x 6.25 in — 31.1 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm PROVENANCE:

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, New Brunswick $2,000—4,000

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137 JACOB PETERLOOSIE (b.1930) POND INLET/ MITTIMATALIK POLAR BEAR HOLDING A KUDLIK stone, signed in Roman 16 x 7.5 x 8 in — 40.6 x 19.1 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,000—1,500

138 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK OX stone, c.1975 4.5 x 7 x 2.5 in — 11.4 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,200—1,800

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139 UNIDENTIFIED RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ INUIT COUPLE stone 11.5 x 8.5 x 4 in — 29.2 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $2,500—3,500

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140 JOHN KAVIK ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ (1897-1993) RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ CROUCHING FIGURE stone, signed in syllabics 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 in — 14 x 14 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,500

141 TUNA IQULIQ ᑐᓇ ᐃᑯᓕ (1935-2015) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MUSK OX stone, signed in syllabics, c.1960-65 10.25 x 15 x 5 in — 26 x 38.1 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, U.S.A. $2,000—4,000

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142 ANDY MIKI (1918-1983) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT MUSK OX stone, c.1968-70 5.5 x 5.25 x 2 in — 14 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—3,500

143 ANDY MIKI (1918-1983) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT BIRD stone, c.1965 4.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 in — 11.4 x 14 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,000—3,000

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144 JOHN PANGNARK ᔭᓐ ᐸᓇ (1920-1980) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT FIGURE stone 4 x 5 x 2.5 in — 10.2 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Pennsylvania $1,000—1,500

145 MARY AYAQ ANOWTALIK (b.1938) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT MOTHER AND CHILD stone 15 x 8 x 6.5 in — 38.1 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ohio $1,000—2,000

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146 ATTRIBUTED TO: ISA OOMAYOUALOOK (1915-1976) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK TOTEM POLE stone, ivory, soap inlay, c.1955 8/5 x 7 x 4.75 in — 215.9 x 17.8 x 12.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,500—2,500

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This attribution is based on similar signed works by the artist from the Early Masters exhibition catalogue. Typical of the artist, the owls wings are spread out with small incised circles on the breast. The bear is positioned in a begging posture on top of a large walrus head. The image above is an excerpt from a pamphlet that was distributed to aspiring Inuit artists by James Houston to provide examples of marketable art. The similarity to this work shows the impact these original pamphlets had in defining early styles. For other similar works, see Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, p. 58-59; James A. Houston, Eskimo Handicrafts, The Canadian Handicrafts Guild & The Dept. of Resources & Development, 1951. p.11.


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147 ALAIN IYERAK (1920-1998) IGLULIK / IGLOOLIK TOTEM stone, ivory, signed in syllabics, Roman, disc number inscribed, c.1970 9 x 5 x 2.75 in — 22.9 x 12.7 x 7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $800—1,200

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148 JOHNNY INUKPUK ᔭᓇ ᐃᓇᐸ, R.C.A. (1911-2007) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK WOMAN OVER ULU WITH BABY IN HER AMAUT stone 15 x 8 x 13 in — 38.1 x 20.3 x 33 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $3,000—5,000

149 JUANISIALU IRQUMIA (1912-1977) POVUNGNITUK / PUVIRNITUQ WOMAN STRETCHING A SKIN WITH BABY IN AMAUT stone, signed in Roman, partial disc number inscribed 5 x 6 x 6.5 in — 12.7 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $1,200—1,800

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150 ARCHAIC CARVED IVORY AMULET FIGURE OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, CAPE WALES VILLAGE, ALASKA drilled for suspension figure height 3,5 in — 88.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Estate of Sonja Bata, Toronto The Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto EXHIBITED:

The Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto Early Artifacts of the Eskimo II, June, 1976 (catalogue cover). $1,000—1,500

151 UNIDENTIFIED SUGLUK / SALLUIT MOTHER LIFTING CHILD OUT OF AMAUT stone, c.1955 8 x 4.5 x 2.5 in — 20.3 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $1,500—2,500

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152 OSUITOK IPEELEE ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, R.C.A. (1923-2005) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT FIGURES, GOOSE, OWL, POLAR BEAR stone, signed in syllabics 24 x 11 x 7 in — 61 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $6,000—9,000 104

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153 KAKA ASHOONA ᑲᑲ ᐊᓴᓇ (1928-1996) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT HOODED WOMAN SMILING stone, signed in syllabics 10.5 x 10.5 x 5 in — 26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $2,000—4,000

154 OVILOO TUNNILLIE, R.C.A. (1949-2014) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT HAND HOLDING PARCHMENT stone, signed in syllabics 13 x 10 x 5.5 in — 33 x 25.4 x 14 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $2,000—3,000 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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155 ABRAHAM ETUNGAT ᐊᐃᐊᔭᑲ ᐃᑐᒐ R.C.A. (1911-1999) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT FIGURE STRUGGLING WITH BIRD FOR A FISH stone 18.25 x 10 x 4.5 in — 46.4 x 25.4 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $4,000—6,000

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156 ABRAHAM ETUNGAT ᐊᐃᐊᔭᑲ ᐃᑐᒐ, R.C.A. (1911-1999) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT COMPOSITION WITH FAMILY, FISH AND BEAR stone 16 x 14 x 4.5 in — 40.6 x 35.6 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $4,000—6,000

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157 KIAWAK ASHOONA ᑭᐊᓱ ᐃᓱᓇ, O.C., R.C.A. (1933-2014) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SHAMAN TRANSFORMATION WITH SPIRIT HELPER stone 23 x 20 x 9 in — 58.4 x 50.8 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Florida Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver $6,000—9,000

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158 DAVIE ATCHEALAK ᑎᕕ ᐊᓯᐊᓪ (1947-2006) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT SINGING DRUM DANCER stone, antler, gut, sinew, signed in Roman 23.5 x 9 x 8 in — 59.7 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $5,000—7,000

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159 CHARLIE UGYUK ᓴᓕ ᐅᔭ (1931-1999) SPENCE BAY / TALOYOAK PERCHED FALCON stone, ivory, signed in syllabics 13 x 8 x 6 in — 33 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

160 DAVIE ATCHEALAK ᑎᕕ ᐊᓯᐊᓪ (1947-2006) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT DANCING BEAR stone, signed in Roman 16.5 x 12.25 x 8.5 in — 41.9 x 31.1 x 21.6 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Florida $3,000—5,000

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161 LUKTA QIATSUK ᓗᑕ ᑭᐊᓱᑲ (1928-2004) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DANCING BEAR stone, c.1970 15 x 13.5 x 7 in — 38.1 x 34.3 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $2,500—4,000

162 DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN ᑎᕕᑎ ᐱᑐᑯ ᕈᐱᐃᓐ (b.1950) TORONTO FALCON WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS stone, signed in Roman and dated “Feb ‘78” 10 x 15.25 x 9 in — 25.4 x 38.7 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $2,000—4,000

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163 KAKA ASHOONA ᑲᑲ ᐊᓴᓇ (1928-1996) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MOTHER AND CHILD stone, c.1976 24 x 11 x 9 in — 61 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, California $4,000—6,000

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164 AQJANGAJUK SHAA ᐊᔭᒐᔪ ᓴᐊ, R.C.A. (1937-2019) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MOTHER WITH CHILD ON HER SHOULDER stone, c. late 1970’s 21 x 13 x 8 in — 53.3 x 33 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $3,000—5,000

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165 PITSEOLAK NIVIAQSI ᐱᓯᐃᓚ ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, R.C.A. (1947-2015) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SEDNA stone 13 x 11 x 9 in — 33 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Calgary $1,500—2,500

166 OVILOO TUNNILLIE, R.C.A. (1949-2014) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT IN THE SLEEPING BAG stone, fur 8 x 24 x 10.5 in — 20.3 x 61 x 26.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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167 DAVIE ATCHEALAK ᑎᕕ ᐊᓯᐊᓪ (1947-2006) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT SHAMAN stone, signed in Roman 16 x 18 x 8 in — 40.6 x 45.7 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Florida $3,000—5,000

168 TAYARAQ TUNNILLIE (b.1934) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SPIRIT BIRD WITH FAMILY stone, early 1970’s 14.5 x 5 x 9 in — 36.8 x 12.7 x 22.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—3,000

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169 PAUTA SAILA ᐸᐊ ᓯᓚ, R.C.A. (1916-2009) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT TWO CARIBOU stonecut, 1967, 18/50 34 x 24.5 in — 86.4 x 62.2 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $1,000—1,500

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170 KELLYPALIK MANGITAK (b.1940) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT CANADA GEESE stonecut, 1959, 47/50 22 x 26 in — 66 x 55.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,500—3,500

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171 PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (b.1942) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT ESKIMO LEADER stonecut, 1972, 32/50 24 x 33.5 in — 61 x 85.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $3,000—5,000

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172 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT STONE IMAGES MARK THE WESTERN SEA ROUTE stencil, 1960, 33/50 19 x 24 in — 48.3 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $3,000—5,000

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173 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT 7 GEESE, 4 PEOPLE, 2 DOGS stonecut, 1964, 18/45 22 x 24.5 in — 55.9 x 62.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $2,500—4,000

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174 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT UNTITLED #57 etching, 1962, 8/50 11.5 x 9.75 in — 29.2 x 24.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $1,500—2,000

175 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT GAMES stonecut, 1964, 50/50 16 x 12 in — 40.6 x 30.5 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $700—1,000

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176 KIAKSHUK ᑭᐊᓱ (1886-1966) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT THREE BEAR HUNTERS stencil, 1960, 17/50 20 x 24 in — 50.8 x 61 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—4,000

177 PARR ᐸ (1893-1969) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT DAY’S END stonecut, 1962, 11/50 19.5 x 24.5 in — 49.5 x 62.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, New Jersey $2,500—3,500

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178 ANNIE QIMIRPIK (b.1933) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT OWL stone, signed in syllabics, dated 1973 13 x 11 x 6 in — 33 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—3,000

179 UNIDENTIFIED CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT BIRD stone, dated 1973 12 x 9 x 5 in — 30.5 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Alberta $1,200—1,800

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180 MATHEW AQIGAAQ ᒪᑐ ᐊᑭᒐ (1940-2010) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ KNEELING WOMAN stone, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed 12 x 13 x 6 in — 30.5 x 33 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $3,000—5,000

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181 TUNA IQULIQ ᑐᓇ ᐃᑯᓕ (1935-2015) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ DRUM DANCER stone, antler 10 x 7 x 6 in — 25.4 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500

182 TUNA IQULIQ ᑐᓇ ᐃᑯᓕ (1935-2015) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ WOMAN GIVING BIRTH stone, c.1960 4.75 x 6 x 6.5 in — 12.1 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm PROVENANCE:

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, New Brunswick $800—1,200

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183 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ TWO FIGURES stone 12 x 10.5 x 6.5 in — 30.5 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, U.S.A. $1,800—2,200

184 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ KNEELING FIGURE stone, c.late 1960’s 8 x 6 x 7 in — 20.3 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,000—1,500

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185 THOMAS SIVURAQ ᑕᒪᓯ ᓯᕗᒐ (b.1941) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ STANDING MAN stone, signed in syllabics 13.5 x 9 x 7 in — 34.3 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $1,200—1,800

186 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ FATHER HOLDING CHILD stone, signed in syllabics 12 x 7 x 4 in — 30.5 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $2,000—3,000

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187 MANASIE AKPALIAPIK ᒪᓇᓯ ᐊᐸᓕᐊᐱ (b.1955) TORONTO SEDNA SWIMMING WITH CHILDREN bone, ivory, signed in syllabics 9 x 9 x 6 in — 22.9 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

188 JOSEPH SHUQSLAK ᔪᓱᐱ ᓱᓴ (b.1958) GJOA HAVEN / UQSUQTUUQ LEGEND OF THE NARWHAL stone, inset ivory, signed in syllabics, dated ‘96 11.5 x 9.5 x 5 in — 29.2 x 24.1 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $600—900 Inuit tradition is rich in legends about transformations helping to explain the human relationship between nature and the spirit world. Joseph Shuqslak’s carving of a drowning woman is his portrayal of the origin legend of the narwhal. In the legend, an evil stepmother who abused her son, finally faces the son’s retribution. The son manages to persuade the woman to tie herself to a harpoon which he throws at a white whale. The whale dives into the dark depths of the ocean, dragging the woman along with him. As she sinks to the bottom, her long hair twists above her head to form the characteristic narwhal horn. 128

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189 QAVAROAK TUNNILLIE ᑲᕙᕋᒃ ᑐᓂᓕ (1928-1993) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SINGING DRUM DANCER stone, signed in syllabics 26 x 22 x 11 in — 66 x 55.9 x 27.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $3,000—5,000 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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190 UNIDENTIFIED SPENCE BAY / TALOYOAK TOTEM ivory, stone base, measured with base 12 x 6 x 4 in — 30.5 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

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191 SHORTY KILLIKTEE ᓱᑎ ᑭᓕᑎ (1949-1993) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT HAWK WITH FEATHER stone 12 x 15 x 11 in — 30.5 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500

192 NUYALIAQ QIMIRPIK (1937-2007) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT SEATED MUSK OX stone, signed in syllabics 14 x 21 x 6 in — 35.6 x 53.3 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $2,000—2,500

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193 ISAAC NAQTAI (b.1930) RESOLUTE BAY / QAUSUITTUQ DRUM CIRCLE stone, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 6 x 8.5 x 7.5 in — 15.2 x 21.6 x 19.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $800—1,200

194 BILL NASOGALUAK ᐱᐃᓪ ᓇᓱᒐᓗᐊᒃ (b.1953) YELLOWKNIFE GLOBAL WARMING: DEATH OF THE POLAR BEAR stone, signed in Roman, dated 2010 3.5 x 17 x 8 in — 8.9 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Toronto $1,000—1,500

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195 EVA TALOOKI ALIKTILUK ᐃᕙ ᑕᓗᑭ (1927-1995) ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT THREE KAYAKERS antler 4.5 x 21 x 8 in — 11.4 x 53.3 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario $600—800

196 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ BEAR ATTACKING MUSK OX stone 8 x 9 x 5 in — 20.3 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, U.S.A. $1,500—2,500

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197 UNIDENTIFIED BEAR ATTACKING A WALRUS stone, ivory 11 x 22 x 7. in — 27.9 x 55.9 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $3,000—5,000

198 MANNUMI SHAQU (1917-2000) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT MOTHER AND CHILD stone, c.1970 12.5 x 8.5 x 7 in — 31.8 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,500—2,500

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199 BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ (1924-2017) BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ MOTHER AND CHILD stone 7.5 x 6 x 4. in — 19.1 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $1,200—1,800

200 DANIEL OWEETALUKTUK (b.1934) PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK HUNTER AND BEAR FIGHT OVER WALRUS stone, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed, c.1960 16 x 17 x 8 in — 40.6 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $2,000—4,000

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201 UNIDENTIFIED IVUJIVIK TWINS stone, signed in syllabics, disc number E9-1052 inscribed 12 x 8 x 5 in — 30.5 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $800—1,200

202 UNIDENTIFIED SUGLUK / SALLUIT MOTHER WITH CHILD IN AMAUT stone, c.1955 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 in — 6.4 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $300—500

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203 HENRY EVALUARDJUK ᐃᕙᓗᐊᔪ (1923-2007) FROBISHER BAY / IQALUIT STANDING WOMAN stone, signed in Roman and syllabics 13 x 5 x 4.5 in — 33 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Florida $1,500—2,500

204 DAVIDEE KAVIK (b.1915) BELCHER ISLANDS / SANIKILUAQ DOG stone, signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 in — 17.8 x 14 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

The Collection of James Rutkowski, Michigan $400—600

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205 HENRY NAPARTUK (1932-1985) GREAT WHALE RIVER/KUUJJUARAAPIK COMPOSITION stone, signed in syllabics 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 in — 21.6 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $500—700

206 JAMES AKAVAK (1911-1985) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT FAMILY GROUP stone, signed in Roman, disc number inscribed 6.5 x 9.5 x 6 in — 16.5 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Burlington, Ontario $600—900

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207 QAVAROAK TUNNILLIE ᑲᕙᕋᒃ ᑐᓂᓕ (1928-1993) CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT SEATED MAN HOLDING A SEAL stone, early 1970’s 18 x 20 x 8 in — 45.7 x 50.8 x 20.3 cm PROVENANCE:

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota $2,500—4,000

208 IOLA ABRAHAM IKKIDLUAK (1936-2003) LAKE HARBOUR / KIMMIRUT MOTHER HOLDING CHILD stone, signed in syllabics, dated 1974 9 x 6.5 x 4.5 in — 22.9 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $800—1,200

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209 JACO ISHULUTAQ (b.1951) PANNIRTUQ / PANGNIRTUNG DRUM DANCER stone, hide, sinew, goat horn 34 x 14 x 13 in — 86.4 x 35.6 x 33 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Ontario $3,000—5,000

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210 UNIDENTIFIED GREENLAND TUPILAK ivory 4 x 1.5 x 2.25 in — 10.2 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $400—600

211 UNIDENTIFIED GREENLAND TUPILAK ivory 4 x 1.5 x 1.75 in — 10.2 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $400—600

212 UNIDENTIFIED GREENLAND TUPILAK ivory 4.5 x 1.5 x 2 in — 11.4 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm PROVENANCE:

Private Collection, Montreal $400—600

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Index A

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AKAVAK, JAMES (1911-1985) (206)

KASUDLUAK, SIMON (B.1925) (47)

AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954) (15, 49, 72, 73)

KAVIK, DAVIDEE (1915-D) (204)

AKPALIAPIK, MANASIE (b.1955) (187)

KAVIK, JOHN (1897-1993) (27, 28, 69, 140)

ALIKTILUK, EVA TALOOKI (1927-1995) (29, 195)

KIAKSHUK (1886-1966) (5, 82, 86, 88, 172, 176)

AMITTU, DAVIDIALUK ALASUA (1910-1976) (11, 13, 118, 123)

KILLIKTEE, SHORTY (1949-1993) (191)

ANGUHADLUQ, LUKE (1895-1982) (57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 129,

KUMARLUK, LUCASSIE (b.1921) (17)

130, 131, 133) ANIKSAK, MARGARET UYAUPERQ (1905-1993) (48) ANOWTALIK, MARY AYAQ (b.1938) (32, 145) AQIGAAQ, MATHEW (1940-2010) (65, 67, 135, 180)

M

ARNASUNGAAQ, BARNABUS (1924-2017) (117, 138, 183,

MAKPAAQ, VITAL (1922-1978) (132)

184, 186, 196, 199)

MANGITAK, KELLYPALIK (b.1940) (80, 170)

ASHEVAK, KENOJUAK (1927-2013) (3, 9, 10, 35, 87, 91)

MICHAEL, ELIJAH (1929-2008) (71)

ASHOONA, KAKA (1928-1996) (41, 96, 153, 163)

MIKI, ANDY (1918-1983) (142, 143)

ASHOONA, KIAWAK (1933-2014) (157) ASHOONAO.C, PITSEOLAK (1904-1983) (84) ATATSIAUK, PETER (b.1947) (45) ATCHEALAK, DAVIE (1947-2006) (158,160, 167)

N NAPARTUK, HENRY (1932-1985) (205) NAQTAI, ISAAC (b.1930) (193) NASOGALUAK, BILL (b.1953) (194)

E

NAUYAKVIK, IPEELEE (b.1929) (110)

ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967) (114, 116)

NIVIAQSI, PITSEOLAK (1947-2015) (42, 165)

ETUNGAT, ABRAHAM (1911-1999) (33, 155, 156)

NOVALINGA, PILIPUSI (1906-1987) (16)

EVALUARDJUK, HENRY (1923-2007) (36, 102, 203)

NUILAALIK, JOSIAH (1928-2005) (134)

EYETOAQ, ADA (b.1934) (19, 20)

I

O

IKKIDLUAK, IOLA ABRAHAM (1936-2003) (208)

OOMAYOUALOOK, ISA (1915-1976) (75, 146)

IKKIDLUAK, LUCASSIE (b.1949) (103)

OONARK, JESSIE (1906-1985) (53, 54, 55, 60, 63, 127, 128)

IKSIKTAARYUK, LUKE (1909-1977) (70)

OQUTAQ, SHEOKJUK (1920-1982) (93, 94, 105)

INUKPUK, JOHNNY (1911-2007) (46, 52, 148)

OWEETALUKTUK, DANIEL (b.1934) (200)

IPEELEE, OSUITOK (1923-2005) (24, 34, 37, 92, 99, 152) IPEELIE, SEEPEE (1940-2000) (104) IQULIQ, TUNA (1935-2015) (66, 141, 181, 182) IRQUMIA, JUANISIALU (1912-1977) (74, 149) ISHULUTAQ, JACO (b.1951) (209) ISLUANIK, HENRY (b.1925) (136) IYERAK, ALAIN (1920-1998) (147)

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P

T

PANGNARK, JOHN (1920-1980) (30, 144)

TAIPANAK, JIMMY (1919-2000) (26)

PARR (1893-1969) (7, 8, 89, 90, 173, 174, 175, 177)

TALIRUNILI, JOE (1893-1976) (12, 14, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125)

PARR, NUNA (b.1949) (40)

TATANIQ, GEORGE (1910-1991) (25, 64)

PETERLOOSIE, JACOB (b.1930) (137)

TAYARAK, GEORGE KOPAK (1931-1990) (78)

PIQTOUKUN, DAVID RUBEN (b.1950) (113, 162)

TIGLILK, JACOPOSIE (b.1952) (107)

PIUNGITUQ, REGILEE (b.1953) (111)

TIKTAK, JOHN (1916-1981) (68)

POOTOOGOOK, EEGYVUDLUK (b.1931) (4)

TUDLIK, (1890-1966) (101)

POOTOOGOOK, JOSEPHIE (1887-1958) (79, 83)

TUNGILIK, MARK (1913-1986) (21, 23)

POOTOOGOOK, PAULASSIE (1927-2006) (97)

TUNNILLIE, OVILOO (1949-2014) (154, 166)

POOTOOGOOK, SHARNI (1922-2003)(6)

TUNNILLIE, QAVAROAK (1928-1993) (38, 189, 207)

PORTER, RALPH (b.1942) (43)

TUNNILLIE, TAYARAQ (b.1934) (168)

POV, ABRAHAM (1927-1994) (50)

TUTSWEETOK, LUCY TASSEOR (1934 -2012) (31)

POV, MOSES (b.1915-D) (51)

TUU’LUQ, MARION (1910-2002) (56)

PUDLAT, PUDLO (1916-1992) (81, 85)

U Q

UGYUK, CHARLIE (1931-1999) (159)

QAMANIRQ, SIMON (b.1953) (108, 109)

ULLULAQ, JUDAS (1937-1999) (44)

QIATSUK, LUKTA (1928-2004) (161) QIMIRPIK, ANNIE (b.1933) (178) QIMIRPIK, NUYALIAQ (1937-2007) (192) QINNUAYUAK, LUCY (1915-1982) (1, 2)

R RUBEN, BILLY (112)

S SAILA, PAUTA (1916-2009) (98, 100, 169) SAILA, PITALOOSIE (b.1942) (171) SHAA, AQJANGAJUK (1937-2019) (39, 164) SHAQU, MANNUMI (1917-2000) (198) SHUQSLAK, JOSEPH (b.1958) (188) SIVURAQ, THOMAS (b.1941) (185) SMILER, ISA AQIATTUSUK (1921-1986) (18, 77, 115)

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Buying at Waddington’s All lots will be offered and sold subject to the Conditions of Sale which appear in this catalogue as well as any Glossary and posted or oral announcement. By bidding at auction, bidders are bound by those Conditions and Glossary, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of sale between the successful bidder (buyer), Waddington’s™ and the consignor (seller) of the lot. Descriptions or photographs of lots are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.

CONDITION OF LOTS

All of the items are to be considered, unless otherwise noted in the description, in good condition. The definition of “good” when used in reference to condition, describes an object as having had no major damage or repair but as with the nature of the material, may show minor surface wear, discolouration etc., which indicates the acceptable wear that the piece may acquire with age. If you are particular about minor flaws, you should examine the pieces in person or have our staff answer any questions before bidding. Sizes are approximate. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to inquire as to the condition of a lot before bidding. Condition reports are available upon request by phone, fax, email or in person. You are advised to make any requests well in advance of the sale. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition.

BUYER’S PREMIUM

A premium of 20% of the successful bid price of each lot. A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer’s premium, except for purchases exported from Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province.

PAYMENT

Payment for purchases must be by cash, INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS

REMOVAL OF PURCHASES

Purchases must be paid for within 48 hours of the date of the sale, and removed from premises within 10 days of the date of sale (see Conditions of Sale, conditions 8 to 15). Clients are advised that packing and/or handling of purchased lots by our employees or agents is undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of clients.

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Selling at Waddington’s BIDDING

To bid in person at the auction, you must register for a bidding number by showing identification acceptable to the Auctioneer upon entering the salesroom. Your number will identify you if you are the successful bidder. You will be responsible for all lots purchased on your bidding number. Banking information may be requested by Waddington’s™. You may submit an Absentee Bid Form if you are unable to attend the sale. Bidding by telephone, in limited circumstances, can be arranged prior to the sale. While we are pleased to offer absentee and telephone bidding as a service to our clients, and take great care in their commission, the Auctioneer will not be responsible for technical difficulties, errors or failure to execute bids. The Auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. The reserve is the confidential minimum price the seller is willing to accept for his or her property, below which it will not be sold. SHIPPING The Auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping, insurance expenses and any necessary export permits that may apply. The Auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable preauction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from: PakShip 905-470-6874 / 905-470-6875 / 416-293-8225 taurus@pakship.ca / www.pakship.ca Safer Shipping Inc. 416-299-3367 / 416-299-9750 perry@safershipping.ca/www.safershipping.ca Fero Transport 514-453-1462 / www.ferotransport.ca

CITES

Restrictions exist regarding the import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country’s laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained

WADDINGTON’S COMMISSION RATES Items selling for $7,501 or more - 10% Items selling for $2,501 to $7,500 - 15% Items selling for $251 to $2,500 - 20% Items selling for $250 or less - 25% *There is a minimum handling charge of $20 per item

CANADIAN ART DEPARTMENT COMMISSION RATES Items selling for $7,501 or more 10% Items selling for $2,501 to $7,500 15% Items selling for $2,500 or less 20% *There is a minimum handling charge of $20 per item

INSURANCE A 1% insurance charge, based on the hammer price of the property, will be applied to all accounts. AUCTION ADVICE

For auction advice on paintings, drawings, prints, jewellery, and various forms of decorative arts and other collectibles, please feel free to contact us via email or telephone. We are pleased to review emails containing photographs and information on your pieces in order to provide auction estimates for you to consider. For collections with a variety of objects, please contact our Appraisals and Consignments department (consignments@ waddingtons.ca). For department-specific inquiries, please contact the specialist and/or department directly. All contact information can be found at www.waddingtons.ca. Our offices are located in Toronto and Vancouver, but our specialists occasionally travel to major Canadian cities to meet with prospective consignors. To receive more information on Valuation Days across Canada or to arrange an appointment, please contact our Toronto office (416-504-9100). Please note that property typically arrives at Waddington’s at least three months before the sale in order to allow our specialists time to research, catalogue, photograph and promote the items. Consignors will receive a contract to sign, setting forth terms and fees for our services.


Conditions of Sale 1. All lots are sold “AS IS”. Any description issued by the auctioneer of an article to be sold is subject to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no warranty of the correctness of such description is made. An opportunity for inspection of each article is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black & white. Some lots are of an age and/or nature which preclude their being in pristine condition and some catalogue descriptions make reference to damage and/or restoration. The lack of such a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects imply the absence of others. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to inspect or have inspected each lot upon which they wish to bid, relying upon their own advisers, and to bid accordingly. 2. Each lot sold is subject to a 20% buyers premium as part of the purchase price. 3. Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to pay taxes as per the tax status of that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax). 4. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. 5. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right not to accept and not to reject any bid. Without limitation, any bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid may not be recognized.

6. Each lot may be subject to an unpublished reserve which may be changed at any time by agreement between the auctioneer and the consignor. The auctioneer may bid, or direct an employee to bid, on behalf of the consignor as agreed between them. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant to the instructions of prospective purchasers not in attendance at the sale. 7. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer for any lot shall be the buyer and such buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and must comply with such other Conditions of Sale as may be applicable. If any dispute should arise between bidders the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to designate the buyer or, at his option, to withdraw any disputed lot from the sale, or to re-offer it at the same or a subsequent sale. The auctioneer’s decision in all cases shall be final. 8. Immediately after the purchase of a lot, the buyer shall pay or undertake to the satisfaction of the auctioneer with respect to payment of the whole or any part of the purchase price requested by the auctioneer, failing which the auctioneer in his sole discretion may cancel the sale, with or without re-offering the item for sale. 9. The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 10 days from the date of sale, after which storage charges may be incurred. 10. Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or at a public warehouse at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away.

12. Payment for purchases must be by cash, INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). 13. In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the aforementioned time limit, the auctioneer, without limitation of the rights of the consignor and the auctioneer against the buyer, may resell any of the articles affected, and in such case the original buyer shall be responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for: (a) any deficiency in price between the resale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer; (b) any reasonable charge by the auctioneer for the storage of such articles until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and (c) the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer. 14. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make all arrangements for insuring, packing and removing the property purchased and any assistance by the auctioneer or his servants, agents or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability to them. 15. The auctioneer acts solely as agent for the consignor and makes no representation as to any attribute of, title to, or restriction affecting the articles consigned for sale. Without limitation, the buyer understands that any item bought may be affected by the provisions of the Cultural Property Export Act (Canada). 16. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any or all bids from any particular person or persons at any auction.

11. Notwithstanding condition no. 1, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to the buyer. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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