Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 59

Lot 59

NIVIAXIE (1909-1959)

 NIVIAXIE (1909-1959)
Lot 59 Details
NIVIAXIE (1909-1959), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


1958, 5/30
7.75 x 13.5 in — 19.7 x 34.3 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $7,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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 NIVIAXIE (1909-1959)
  •  NIVIAXIE (1909-1959)

Although Kananginak’s name is the only name written on the prints and in the Hudson Bay Company list (Kudlalak on proofs and experiments), Terry Ryan attributes the work to Niviaksiak and cites Kananginak as the printer.

Barz, Sandra B., Inuit Artists Print Workbook, p. 360
The Inuit Print, exh. cat., from the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pp. 48-9, pl. 1


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LOT 59

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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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