Inuit Art Consignments for the Fall Auction: Update

Inuit Sculpture

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Our Fall auction of Inuit art is a culmination of hard work, travel, great relationships and wonderful collectors. Duncan’s visit to Yellowknife and Edmonton proved to be very rewarding with many old friendships reignited and new friendships made. We look forward to visiting again soon!

The countdown to November 18 is on; the consignment period is coming to a close which means preparations for the catalogue are under way. We want you to be as excited as we are about this season’s offerings. Since we last checked in with you, we’ve had even more fantastic pieces added to our auction including two prestigious collections that are sure to pique your interest:

  • We are pleased to announce that The Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Gray Collection of Inuit art is entrusted to us for our November 18 auction of Important Inuit art. Highlights include this spectacular Head by John Tiktak. Mrs. Gray recalls the work was acquired in 1970 from George Swinton.
  • Selections of the Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Zazelenchuk Collection of Inuit art will be included in this Fall auction as well.
  • We are offering two museum worthy pieces from the early 1950’s with classic soap and ivory inlay. Both are the revered mother with children subject matter.
  • A very strong version of Luke Iksiktaaryuk’s Drum Dance Gathering is here and if you are a serious collector, you need this piece in your collection. Helga Goetz notes in The People Within, AGO exhibition catalogue: “In Luke Iksiktaaryuk we return to an artist whose interest is in the life of the traditional community. Detail and motion are kept to a minimum in his figure groups which become skeletal, evocative visions of life as it was. They are frozen in time and space.”

We’re looking forward to seeing you this November.

Don’t forget we have extra preview dates scheduled so please check the website or make an appointment with me to view your future acquisitions!

 


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