Inuit Art Online Auction

October 10, 2013

LOT 160
LUCY QINNUAYUAK (1915-1982)
  • LUCY QINNUAYUAK (1915-1982)

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LUCY QINNUAYUAK (1915-1982), E7-1068, Cape Dorset

SPIRITS WITH BEARS

stonecut
1978, 1/50
22" x 28" — 55.9 x 71.1 cm.

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $384
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Of her own work the artists stated, “I never make my drawings balance of both sides even though I try to. After I finish them, I see they are only a little balanced. I put the polar bear in this picture [Spirits with Bear ...] because I heard that somebody really liked another drawing of a polar bear that I made. I have never seen a spirit but I heard a man telling stories of them on the radio.”
-Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection 1978, MF Feheley Publishers, 1978, p. 59, pl. 50

Provenance:

From the Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Gray Collection of Inuit Art

Additional Info:

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