Inuit Art Auction

November 07, 2011

LOT 57
JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985)

57

JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake

UNTITLED (WORK ON CLOTH DEPICTING SNOW KNIVES)

stroud, thread, embroidery floss
ca. 1970, signed in syllabics
42" x 4.25" — 106.7 x 10.8 cm.

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $2,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

For an illustration see, Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, page 65, Fig. 16.

“Oonark...emphasized the sculptural quality of...these cut-out wall hangings with different patterning and embroidery, a characteristic particularly noticeable in the two sides of the snow knives (fig. 16).”
Reproduced from Jessie Oonark; A Retrospective.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Baker Lake, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
Signature: Disc Number, Syllabics
Textile / Wall Hanging: Embroidery Thread, Stroud