Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 169
JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958)
  • JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958)
  • JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958)

169

JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

SEAL HUNTER

stonecut
1958, 3/30
12.5 x 9.5 in — 31.8 x 24.1 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $2,640

About artist/note:

This print was one of several experimental works created between 1957 and 1958, before the first catalogued collection in 1959. These earlier prints were made with the assistance of James Houston, who had been working with the south Baffin Inuit on the development and marketing of sculpture since 1951. These experiments led to the creation of a graphic arts program that, in 2009, celebrated 50 years of successful production.
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Signature: Syllabics
Works on Paper: Stonecut