Inuit Art Online Auction

October 05, 2017

LOT 57

Lot 57

PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013)

PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013)
Lot 57 Details
PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013), E3-145, Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq


stone, ivory
signed in Roman
16.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 in — 41.9 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013)
  • PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013)
  • PIERRE KARLIK (1931-2013)

Stanley Zazelenchuk, Rankin Inlet/Kangirlliniq, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1981, page 27


In the Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition publication for Rankin Inlet, Stanley Zazelenchuk spoke of Pierre Karlik as one of the three most influential artists of that region along with John Tiktak and John Kavik. Recognizing that there are significant differences in their styles, firstly that Karlik was a realist which Tiktak and Kavik were not, he also worked in ivory and created large scale works. His work is “characterized by a meticulous concern with technique”.


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LOT 57

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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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