Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 56

Lot 56


Lot 56 Details
JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), ᑭᑐᒍ, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


1958, 4/13
9 x 12 in — 22.9 x 30.5 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


This work, printed by Iyola Kingwatsiak and Lukta Qiatsuk is a precursor to the larger format 1959 print Woman with Musical Instrument. The background of this experimental print was created with a section of whalebone.


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LOT 56

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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