Inuit Art Online Auction

February 02, 2017

LOT 58
JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)
  • JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)
  • JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)
  • JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)
  • JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)
  • JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-)

58

JOSEPIE NINGIOK KUPIRKRUALUK (1930-), E9-1032, Sugluk / Salluit

MAN SKINNING FOX

stone
signed in syllabics with disc number inscribed, c. 1956
8.5" x 8.25" x 4.75" — 21.6 x 21 x 12.1 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“...these sculptures-in-the-round are liberated from the static limitations of a base - a Eurocentric convention that had influenced contemporary Inuit art. Rotated in the hands of the artist while being fashioned, Man Skinning Fox (1956) by Josephie Ningiok Kupirkruluk (1926-) can be viewed in more than one position.”

Literature:

Ted Fraser, Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, page 22

Provenance:

The Peter J. Landry Collection of Inuit Art, U.S.A.

Exhibited:

Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Windsor, 1992, illustrated page 23, cat. no. 10

This work is accompanied by the Art Gallery of Windsor hand written exhibition label.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Salluit, Sugluk, Sugluk / Salluit
Signature: Disc Number, Syllabics