Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 35
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)

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JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ , Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

SHAMAN’S POWERS

stroud, felt, thread
signed in syllabics
12 x 12.5 in — 30.5 x 31.8 cm

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $4,320
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Considered one of Canada’s foremost Inuit artists, Oonark created magnificent wall hangings of every size, including the unparalleled 12’ x 19’ tapestry which hangs in the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Her lovely placemat sized textiles are no less captivating. This one has strong female imagery indicated by the tattooed face and ulu shapes, and a connection to the natural world with the four attentive birds.

Additional Info:

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