Inuit Art Online Auction

May 3131, 2018
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LOT 329

Lot 329

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
Lot 329 Details
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq


stonecut and stencil
1974, 31/50
19.75 x 25.75 in — 50.2 x 65.4 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $3,300
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


This image appears in Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, Montreal, 1974, page 235.

The Inuit Print, National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, exh. cat., p. 222.


“In order to achieve a monumental effect, Oonark blends two scenes - the seated man and the parading birds - into one image. All is rendered in a monochrome silhouette, enlivened by coloured lines so placed as to give an impression of repose for the man and movement for the birds.”


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LOT 329

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