Inuit Art Online Auction

June 02, 2016

LOT 346

Lot 346


Lot 346 Details
KIAKSHUK, Cape Dorset/Kinngait


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

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


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


“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.”


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LOT 346

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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