Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 260

Lot 260

JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)

JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
Lot 260 Details
JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993), Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq


1978, signed syllabics
13 x 6 x 4 in — 33 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $2,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
  • JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
  • JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)
  • JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993)

The Stanley and Jean Zazelenchuk Collection, NB


Jean Zazelenchuk recalled that in 1978 when this sculpture was created, Kavik lived with his son (Thomas Ugyuk) and his son’s family.

While southern buyers did not understand or appreciate his work, Stanley loved Kavik and his artwork, resulting in the Zazelenchuks owning a large collection of Kavik’s works.


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LOT 260

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  • 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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