Inuit Art from Private Ontario Collections
April 16 — 21, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
GEORGE ARLUK (b. 1949)
Private collection, Hamilton, ON
Heavily influenced by Tiktak and, after his move to Arviat, later John Pangnark and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, George Arluk developed a highly original and distinctive style in the 1970s characterized by a dynamic sense of movement, and forms evocative of dance-like rhythms.
In this uncommon early 1970s work by Arluk we see a surprisingly fully-formed precursor of what would come to be Arluk’s distinctive style.
1. McMaster, Gerald, Inuit Modern, The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2011. P. 191
Many countries prohibit or restrict importation or exportation of property containing ivory, whale bone, sealskin, and/or products derived from other endangered or protected species, and require special licenses or permits in order to import or export such property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the item is properly and lawfully exported / imported. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists for further details.