Inuit Art Select

May 25 - 30, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 254
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)
  • JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)
  • JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)
  • JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976)

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JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

HUNTER

stone, wood, sinew
signed in Roman and in syllabics
7.25 x 3 x 2.75 in — 18.4 x 7.6 x 7 cm

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

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

About artist/note:

"Apart from the migration scene, most of Joe's sculptures are single figures, frontal view, staring solemnly at the viewer. Crudely worked, and largely unpolished, they have a rustic, expressive appeal."

Maria von Finckenstein, Celebrating Inuit art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, p. 90

Provenance:

Private Collection, Winnipeg, MB