Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 115

Lot 115

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
Lot 115 Details
JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980), E1-104, Eskimo Point / Arviat


signed in syllabics, c. 1975
5" x 3" x 5.5" — 12.7 x 7.6 x 14 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
  • JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
  • JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
  • JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

From The Collection of Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk


Norman Zepp, Subtle Form and Sensitive Line: The Sculpture of Arviat, Inuit Art Quarterly, Spring 2017, page 30


“...the most overt indications of subject matter are angular yet flowing appendages and simplified visages. Humanness is often indicated merely by a small, finely incised face (always on an upward facing plane) and two slight notches on the sides to denote arms; Pangnark seemed to know instinctively that an otherwise undifferentiated mass needs precisely that relief.”


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LOT 115

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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