Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 126
EVA TALOOKI ALIKTILUK (1927-1995)
  • EVA TALOOKI ALIKTILUK (1927-1995)

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EVA TALOOKI ALIKTILUK (1927-1995), E1-75, Eskimo Point / Arviat

COMMUNITY

stone, beads, thread
signed in Roman, c. 1975
6 x 5 x 4 in — 15.2 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $2,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Talooki’s technique of adding colourful beadwork into her stone carvings set her apart from her contemporaries. The beading adds visual contrast to the hard, grey Arviat stone and context to her minimalist figures. With a beaded web-like covering, the many protruding heads seem to be intertwined in it, emphasizing the strength and interconnectedness of this community or family.

Provenance:

Gallery Phillip, Toronto, 1987
Private Collection, WI

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Arviat, Eskimo Point, Eskimo Point / Arviat
Signature: Disc Number, Roman, Syllabics
Textile / Wall Hanging: Embroidery Thread