Inuit Art Online Auction

January 20 - 25, 2018

LOT 79

Lot 79


Lot 79 Details
NAPATCHIE POOTOOGOOK (1938-2002), E7-1104, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


ink drawing
26 x 20 in — 66 x 50.8 cm

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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A note from the artist, “This is during the summer. Whatever paths they cross, they have made Inukshuks, as they have other peoples trails behind them, so as to let them know which path they have led. This was how my father used to be, as I remember. Inukshuks were very useful back then, as they were the only means of direction. They are happy without any boredom, as it was their lifestyle.”


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LOT 79

About Condition Ratings

  • 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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