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LOT 239

Lot 239


Lot 239 Details
PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


1972, 18/50
24 x 33.5 in — 61 x 85.1 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $5,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-)

“The contemporary, Picasso-like image is of a powerful woman. She has tattoo marks under her nose as well as horizontal stripes around the tops of her boots indicating she is a female figure. The design on men’s boots would go straight down in a vertical line. The black area on the face represents shadow. Pitaloosie heard of some ‘boss women’ existing a long time ago and she finds the subject very interesting.”

B. Lipton, ed., Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, Canadian Arctic Producers, 1984, page 29.


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LOT 239

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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