Inuit Art Auction

November 17, 2014

LOT 153
JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
  • JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
  • JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)

153

JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993), E2-290, Rankin Inlet

CONTEMPLATIVE MAN

stone
c. 1975
20" x 7.5" x 4" — 50.8 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm.

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $19,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This work perfectly conveys John Kavik’s characteristic minimalism.  His unique style of carving in no way diminishes the strong emotive properties of this piece.  Easily one of the largest works on record by the artist, this piece has mass in addition to height which lends to its inherent expressiveness. John Kavik's body of work includes several portrayals of the solitary male figure. This work, with its roughly formed features, expresses a sense of thoughtfulness or dismay.  

Provenance:

Prominent private collection, NY, USA

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Rankin Inlet, Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq
Signature: Disc Number