Inuit Art Online Auction

June 02, 2016

LOT 346
 KIAKSHUK
  •  KIAKSHUK

346

KIAKSHUK, Cape Dorset/Kinngait

SEA MONSTERS DEVOURING WHALE

stonecut
1961, 7/50
12" x 14.5" — 30.5 x 36.8 cm.

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“Leviathans swirl and struggle in the depths, their violent movement revealed by their clearly-defined, curving masses. The whale’s utter helplessness is indicated in the attitude of its smooth, tapering body held in the grip of the terrible teeth.”

Literature:

Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, Montreal, 1974, page 48-9.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: , Cape Dorset / Kinngait, Cape Dorset/Kinngait
Works on Paper: Stonecut