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LOT 230

Lot 230


Lot 230 Details
LUKE ANGUHADLUQ (1895-1982), E2-294, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq


coloured pencil drawing
signed in syllabics, disc number inscribed
28 x 21 in — 71.1 x 53.3 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $7,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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  • LUKE ANGUHADLUQ (1895-1982)

“Without grappling with notions of illusion and the problems of creating a three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface, Anghuhadluq tells us, with great economy, who is near and who is father away. The figures are laid out in rows, but they are not all the same size and the larger ones are read as being nearer. Anghuhadluq uses space in another way as well. The isolation of figures in a white background represents more accurately than anything else could the vastness of the white terrain which was his home. His palette is clear and bright and he uses it with an elegance and control that make otherwise unlikely colour pairings, such as mauve and lime green, work effectively. “

Meeka Walsh, Luke Anguhadluq, Baker Lake Prints and Drawings, 1988 exhibition catalogue, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, page 2.


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LOT 230

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