Inuit Art

December 0712, 2019
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LOT 13

Lot 13

JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)

JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
Lot 13 Details
JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993), Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq


7.5 x 7.1 x 2.8 in — 19 x 18 x 7 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,500

Realised: $1,320
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


“John Kavik exemplifies the spirit of the tundra art. The sculpture of the Keewatin region is characterized by solid, eternal forms, without compromise. The artists of Eskimo Point and Rankin Inlet, by the merger of their unique individual styles, created a distinctive regional mannerism unparalleled in the Arctic.”

Derek Norton, Assistant Director, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, John Kavik, 1990


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LOT 13

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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