Inuit Art Auction

May 30, 2017

LOT 65

Lot 65

CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)

CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
Lot 65 Details
CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999), E4-341, Spence Bay / Taloyoak


signed in syllabics, c. 1970’s
11" x 4.5" x 4.5" — 27.9 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

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

Lot Report

Additional Images
CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
  • CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)

Darlene Coward Wight, Art and Expression of the Nestilik, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, pages 106


This work is very much in the style demonstrated on pages 106 and 107 in Wight’s defining text on the art of the Netsilik people, Art and Expression of the Netsilik. In it, Wight explains that certain characteristics were more common in carvings because of the influence of Anaija and Eli Inukpaluk such as expressive eyes, however “the use of concentric circles to form eyes, and flaring nostrils reveal the later influence of Karoo Ashevak. Even individuals like Ugyuk were influenced by the work of Karoo Ashevak in the early 1970’s.”


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 65

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.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.