Inuit Art Online Auction

November 24, 2016

LOT 434
BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-)
  • BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-)
  • BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-)
  • BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-)
  • BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-)

434

BERNADETTE IVALOOARJUK SAUMIK (1938-), Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq

TOTEMIC COMPOSITION WITH ARCTIC ANIMALS AND FIGURES

ivory with black inset, stone
signed in Roman, c. 1987
10.25" x 3.75" x 2.75" — 26 x 9.5 x 7 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $330
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Mr. Stone recounts that after purchasing an ivory work while in Hall Beach, he sought to find another for his collection by an artist in Rankin Inlet. He was approached by Saumik to create the work that he characterizes as “utterly charming for its breadth of content and execution.”

Provenance:

Collection of Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Stone, acquired directly from the artist while in Rankin Inlet in 1987

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Ivory, Stone
Settlement: Kangiqliniq, Rankin Inlet, Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq
Signature: Roman