Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 104

Lot 104


Lot 104 Details
ITEE POOTOOGOOK (1951-2014), E7-788, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


2009, 10/50
14.5" x 41.25" — 36.8 x 104.8 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • ITEE POOTOOGOOK (1951-2014)

Sandra Dyck, Itee Pootoogook: Drawing on Photographs, Inuit Art Quarterly, Winter 2016, page 30


Itee began his career carving, taking to drawing professionally in the 1980’s. He excelled at portraying the vast and sometimes brutal landscapes of the Arctic. His use of colour and meticulous lines elevated his subjects. Itee drew from photographs, a technique not typically encouraged by the Kinngait Co-op. “The intense demand for Pootoogook’s drawings in the final years of his life signaled evolving attitudes towards what art produced in Kinngait could and should be.”


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LOT 104

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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