Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 69

Lot 69

JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)

JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
Lot 69 Details
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), E4-342, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq


stone, antler
14 x 9.75 x 6 in — 35.6 x 24.8 x 15.2 cm

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)

Staying true to the region’s artistic traditions of blending comedy and the grotesque, Ullulaq expertly handles stone and bone. Like his brothers, Charlie Ugyuk and Nelson Takkiruq, his work offers a level of creativity and individuality. He influenced the next generation of artists in the region. Dancing Shaman is indicative of Ullulaq’s ability to render light-heartedness and joy in his work, manifested by his comedic approach to his artwork and life.


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LOT 69

About Condition Ratings

  • 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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