AQJANGAJUK SHAA, R.C.A. (1937-2019)
Private Collection, London, UK
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
Furneaux, Patrick and Leo Rosshandler, Ernst Roch, ed., Art of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, 1974, pp. 44-5;
“The agony of the dying caribou conveyed with intensity and feeling of prehistoric cave painting. The artist employs very sophisticated graphic renderings, particularly in the head of the animal; the print is almost expressionistic in its depiction of the caribou’s final struggles.”*
Having taken up drawing and printmaking briefly in his youth, Aqjangajuk Shaa chose to focus on sculpting. “Wounded Caribou” is the only print the artist made that was released commercially, and was selected for inclusion in the annual Cape Dorset Print Collection. Shaa’s carvings are known for the dynamic poses of their subjects, often depicting caribou, bear and walrus. The energetic, expressive poses that are emblematic of Shaa’s mature style are clearly prefigured in “Wounded Caribou.”
Good condition. There are four pieces of framers along the top edge of the work. The paper is slightly browned. This work is unframed.
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