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175 PIE KUKSHOUT (1911-1980), RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ TWO FACED HEAD WITH CLIMBING FIGURE AND BIRD ceramic, signed in syllabics with disc number, c. 1970 11" x 7" x 9" — 27.9 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm. Provenance: The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1979 Literature: Rankin Inlet / Kangirlliniq, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1981, exh. cat., page 3334 Note: Some of the most innovative and imaginative work was created by Pie Kukshout during the original Rankin Inlet ceramics program. This work was acquired from the Innuit Gallery, exhibition, Rankin Inlet Ceramics, 1964-1972: A Fleeting Phenomenon which Av Isaacs held in 1979 at the Toronto Gallery. The critically successful ceramics program came to an end for various reasons but mainly due to lack of government funding and support. $700—1,000

176 PIE KUKSHOUT (1911-1980), RANKIN INLET / KANGIQLINIQ VASE DECORATED WITH MUSK OXEN AND CARIBOU ceramic, signed in syllabics and disc number, c. 1972 7" x 7" x 6" — 17.8 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm. Provenance: The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1979 Literature: Rankin Inlet / Kangirlliniq, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1981, exh. cat., page 32, pl. 28, illustrated on page 73 Note: Acquired from the Isaacs Innuit Gallery exhibition, Rankin Inlet Ceramics, 1964-1972: A Fleeting Phenomenon (1979). A similar work by Kukshout illustrated in the 1981 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Rankin Inlet exhibition catalogue is aptly described by Bernadette Driscoll, “Through a streaking chartreuse glaze, caribou and musk oxen are carved in high relief, and seem on the verge of rising to their feet.” $600—900

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