Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 59
SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)

59

SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-), Sugluk / Salluit

WOMAN WITH BRAIDS

stone
inscribed with disc number, c. 1956
10.5" x 3.5" x 4.5" — 26.7 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This work is a fine example of the preferred content and regional style. Here, a single figure stands her hands clasped to create a sculpture that is self-contained and autonomous. Her coiffure is typical of the region, her center parted hair is rendered with careful incising which extends down her back in two broad braids.

Provenance:

The Peter J. Landry Collection of Inuit Art, U.S.A.

Exhibited:

Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Windsor, (Windsor, ON), 1992, illustrated with two views page 51, cat. no. 21

This work is accompanied by the Art Gallery of Windsor hand written exhibition label.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Salluit, Sugluk, Sugluk / Salluit