Inuit Art

October 1621, 2021
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LOT 16

Lot 16


Lot 16 Details
JOHNNY PILURTUUT (b.1928), George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq


signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed
8 x 10 x 7 in — 20.3 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $180
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


In this lively composition, Johnny Pilurtuut depicts two men entangled in a wrestling game. One man reefs on the arm of the other, his tongue extending from his mouth in a moment of wild frenzy. The other man is cast helplessly on his side, his arm extending upwards. 


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LOT 16

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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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