Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 24

Lot 24

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
Lot 24 Details
JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980), E1-104, Eskimo Point / Arviat


c. 1970
2.5" x 1.5" x 2.25" — 6.4 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $2,160
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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

George Swinton, Eskimo Point/Arviat, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1982, page 13-14.


George Swinton described Pangnark’s works as “carved elegantly, pure and pristine in shape - many of them women with their hoods extended in the blowing wind, or their hands stretched out, ... with a rare feeling of abstraction and for the sheer beauty of curved and hard edged shapes. He couldn’t put any of these thoughts into words but he did what counts most: he made them into sculptures. These were more than mere objects for him; they were sensuous renderings of his sensibility for pure form, with a vague hint of subject matter without which the form had very little conscious meaning for him.”


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LOT 24

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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