Canadian & Inuit Fine Art

May 27, 2019

LOT 76
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

76

OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

MOTHER WITH CHILDREN

stone
27.5 x 10 x 8.5 in — 69.9 x 25.4 x 21.6 cm

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $10,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

"His representations of the female range from portrait busts with delicate facial features, long eyelashes, pert noses and elaborate braids, to the buxom figures of his fisherwomen. He pays tribute to the Inuit woman's ability to fish, sew and care for children, and he frankly admires their physical form."

Literature:

Jean Blodgett, "Osuitok Ipeelee" in Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Watson and Dwyer, Winnipeg,1988, page 46.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Signature: Syllabics