Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 153
MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)
  • MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-)

153

MAUDIE RACHEL OKITTUQ (1944-), Spence Bay / Taloyoak

ANGUISHED WOMAN

stone
no later than 1980, signed in syllabics
5" x 2.5" x 1.5" — 12.7 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

In its sullen composition, this work bears a resemblance to Okittuq’s “Poor Woman.” In lot 153, a kneeling woman expresses a quiet and tender sadness, her mouth drawn into a great frown and her eyes down turned. Like “Poor Woman,” created during the same period, this work may also possess an autobiographical context. In an interview with Wight, Okittuq recalled “the anxious period in her childhood, after her mother died, when there was no one to make skin clothing for the family.”

Literature:

Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, page 97, pl. 87

Provenance:

The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1980

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Spence Bay, Spence Bay / Taloyoak, Taloyoak
Signature: Syllabics