Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 26

Lot 26

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
Lot 26 Details
JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980), Eskimo Point / Arviat


3.1 x 1.6 x 0.6 in — 8 x 4 x 1.5 cm

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $456
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
  • JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)

“Four pieces form the extra-ordinary Arviat-based artist John Pangnark in the collection and, while each, in its intensely minimalist approach, is recognisably by the same hand, each of them also represents a rather different formal solution to the subject in hand – a crouching hunter, a spirit figure and two mothers and children – and the material available to work in.

Spirit Figure is a small, thin slip of stone with the most rudimentary of faces depicted on one of the thin edges, a work quietly haunting, out of all proportion to its tiny scale. (195)


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LOT 26

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  • 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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