Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 109

Lot 109

ANDY MIKI (1918-1983)

ANDY MIKI (1918-1983)
Lot 109 Details
ANDY MIKI (1918-1983), E1-436, Eskimo Point / Arviat


signed in syllabics
6.5" x 2" x 5" — 16.5 x 5.1 x 12.7 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $3,840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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ANDY MIKI (1918-1983)
  • ANDY MIKI (1918-1983)
  • ANDY MIKI (1918-1983)

From The Collection of Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk


Norman Zepp, Pure Vision: The Keewatin Spirit, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1986, page 35 & 37.


In the seminal publication on Keewatin artwork Pure Vision, curator Norman Zepp credits Andy Miki with being one of the seven major artists who most strongly represent the “Keewatin aesthetic”. Aptly described as “semi-representational, non narrative manner which indicates an intuitive preoccupation with the resolution of formal problems, often at the expense of easily recognizable subject matter.”
Miki recalled that he began to carve the animals and birds that he knows in 1959. His sometimes ambiguous animals are at once humourous and elegant. The “linear quality is paramount to all Miki’s sculpture which, although three dimensional objects, are especially notable for their exquisite outlines.”


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LOT 109

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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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