First Arts: Inuit & First Nations Art

May 28, 2019

LOT 38

Lot 38

MARY IGIU (1925-1968)

MARY IGIU (1925-1968)
Lot 38 Details
MARY IGIU (1925-1968), E7-982, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


stencil print
1961, 14/50
18..5 x 24 in — 47 x 61 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


a Montreal private collection


This is the only print produced from a drawing by this artist, which is a shame as it is a classic early Cape Dorset image. Although revealing the influence of Kenojuak’s style (particularly in the animal figure at the bottom), this lovely print nonetheless exhibits real originality in the form and placement of the main figure that likely represents Taleelayu, the Inuit sea goddess.

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LOT 38

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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