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Collection of Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Stone Lots 112–118 During two back-to-back tours in 1985 and 1991, Stone was involved with the deconstruction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) construction of the replacement radars of the North Warning System (NWS), and construction of the Forward Operating Locations (FOLs), deployment facilities for CF-18 ﬁghter operations in the north.
112 JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), GJOA HAVEN / UQSUQTUUQ HAPPY FISHERMAN stone, bone, sinew, antler, musk ox horn, c. 1987, signed in syllabics 16.5" x 12" x 7" — 41.9 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the consigner in 1987. $7,000—10,000
While in the Arctic, Stone had the opportunity to discover Inuit art and acquired pieces made by many of the artists with whom he’d come to know, or that had been gifted to him during his tenure in the North. One such gift was lot 114 in this catalogue. Stone recounts that one afternoon in Spence Bay in 1988, he asked “Big Charlie” if he would create a carving for him. Ugyuk reached into the pocket of his parka and produced a small polar bear bone carving which he gave to Stone.