Fall Inuit Auction

November 05, 2012

LOT 98a
PITSEOLAK ASHOONA (1904-1983)
  • PITSEOLAK ASHOONA (1904-1983)

98a

PITSEOLAK ASHOONA (1904-1983), E7-1100, Cape Dorset

BIRDS OVER MALLIK

stonecut
1975, 5/50
19.5" x 16.75" — 49.5 x 42.5 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“My name is Pitseolak, the Eskimo word for the sea pigeon. When I see pitseolaks over the sea, I say, “There go those lovely birds - that’s me, flying!”
-Pitseolak Ashoona
(from Pitseolak, exh. cat., West-Baffin Eskimo Co-operative [Cape Dorset, NWT])

Released in the 1999 collection of Dorset Fine Arts

The proceeds of this lot will be donated to BirdLife International

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Signature: Disc Number
Works on Paper: Stonecut