Inuit Art Online Auction

August 25, 2016

LOT 150
DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)

150

DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976), E9-824, Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

UNTITLED (YOUNG GIRL CARRIED OFF BY AN OWL)

stonecut
c. 1963?
11.25" x 14.5" — 28.6 x 36.8 cm.

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $204
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

This uncatalogued print illustrates the story of a young girl that was captured by a large bird and taken to his nest. Davidialuk often illustrated this story in both his graphic and sculptural works. Here, the artist depicts the legend with great attention to detail, the plummage of the great owl incised so finitely. The dramatically swooping bird and his flailing captive are contained in a clearly defined frame.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Povungnituk, Povungnituk / Puvirnituq, Puvirnituq
Signature: Disc Number
Works on Paper: Stonecut