Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 101
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)
  • JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)

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JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), ᔪᐅ ᑕᓚᕈᓂᓕ, Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

HORNED OWL

felt-tip drawing
signed in Roman and syllabics, c. 1970
10.75 x 7.25 in — 27.3 x 18.4 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $2,160
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Every Inuit art devotee can spot a Joe owl from a mile away. The horned, large eyed, almost pre-historic looking birds are unlike any other artist’s rendition. Frequently appearing in his prints and his carvings, what you see less often are his owls depicted in drawings, making this lot an exceptionally rare item.