Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 134

Lot 134

BEAU DICK (1955-2017)

BEAU DICK (1955-2017)
Lot 134 Details
BEAU DICK (1955-2017), Kwakwaka’wakw


wood, cedar, rope
signed and dated ‘96
9.5 x 21 x 8 in — 24.1 x 53.3 x 20.3 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $3,840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Beau Dick was born in the small village of Kwakwaka’wakw, north of Vancouver Island, BC. He was heavily influenced by Northwest Coast artistry since a young age by both his father and grandfather. Dick is described as “a name to be reckoned within art circles”. He is celebrated for bringing Kwakwaka’wakw traditions into the modern era, as well bringing social awareness through his art, having been heavily involved with Idle No More and Reconciliation Canada.

Dick has works exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Art Collection and the Canadian Museum of History, and has had works featured in a number of international exhibits, introducing his art to a more contemporary audience.


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LOT 134

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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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