MARY IGIU (1925-1968), E7-982, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
PEOPLE OF THE SEA
18..5 x 24 in — 47 x 61 cm
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.
First Arts: Inuit & First Nations Art Auction www.firstarts.ca
a Montreal private collection