Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 44

Lot 44

NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)

NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
Lot 44 Details
NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013), W1-209, Pelly Bay / Arviliqjuaq


coloured pencil drawing
signed and dated 2003
13.25" x 11" — 33.7 x 27.9 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver,
Private Collection, California, USA


Robert Kardosh, The Art of Nick Sikkuark, Marion Scott Gallery, 2003, page 5


The faces of the artist’s community are created with one continuous line reinforcing the idea of the interconnectedness amongst community members.

Nick Sikkuark’s artistic career spanned five decades over which he masterfully created detailed sculptures from mixed media and surreal drawings of spiritual life or frank depictions of everyday life. As Robert Kardosh explained, “With the recent deaths of Judas Ullulaq and his brother Charlie Ugyuk, Sikkuark can be regarded as the last of the great “first generation” creators in the Netsilik tradition - that small illustrious group of Inuit artists... [who] changed forever the image of Northern art.”


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LOT 44

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