Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 45

Lot 45

NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)

NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
Lot 45 Details
NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013), W1-209, Pelly Bay / Arviliqjuaq


stone, antler
7.75" x 9" x 8.42" — 19.7 x 22.9 x 21.4 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
  • NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
  • NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
  • NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)
  • NICK SIKKUARK (1943-2013)

Robert Kardosh, The Art of Nick Sikkuark, Marion Scott Gallery, exh. cat., page 1; fig. 26, pages 18 & 78


Kardosh calls Sikkuark one of the most imaginative sculptors who has created “some of the most original and inventive sculptures ever to come out of the Canadian North.”

The Netsilik artist depicted the same subject - a happy one-legged man - in a 2003 drawing that exhibited with the Marion Scott Gallery. The caption for the drawing reads, “Although I only have one leg, I can move around very well, so I am smiling.” Kardosh comments, the “over-emphatic smile of the ‘one-legged man’ is unambiguously amusing.“ He notes that the cheerful attitude of the man “insists on [his] essential dignity.”


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LOT 45

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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