Canadian & Inuit Fine Art

May 27, 2019

LOT 71
PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-)
  • PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-)
  • PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-)

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PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

WOMAN & SNOW BIRD

stonecut
1973, 48/50
24 x 16.5 in — 61 x 41.9 cm

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $8,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

"I designed it like a shadow, like one part of the face being in the dark. As if it wasn’t brightly lit in the home in those days. Also, a face is different on both sides.”

Literature:

Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson and Minnie Aodla Freeman (eds.), Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset, Chronicle Books and Canadian Museum of Civilization, San Francisco, 1996, page 158 for Woman & Snow Bird, reproduced in colour.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Oakville

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Works on Paper: Stonecut