Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 63
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS

stone, antler
signed in syllabics, c. 1985
20.25 x 6 x 20 in — 51.4 x 15.2 x 50.8 cm

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $28,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Osuitok’s finest sculptures exude a quiet strength. Clearly mastering the subject, Osuitok infuses a feeling of vitality into this graceful depiction of a caribou. George Swinton refers to this life-force in this way: “The stone comes to life; life comes from the stone.”

Literature:

For a closely related work, see Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Inuit Art Catalogue, Spring 2008, lot 83