Inuit Art Select

May 25 - 30, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 279
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), E7-1154, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

WALRUS AND PUP

stone
signed in syllabics
13 x 17 x 8 in — 33 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Osuitok decribes his work habits: "Nowadays, I generally begin work on something I'm going to carve in the early morning when it's nice, just beginning to get light. I carve at it all day, the next day and even into a third day. I won't get tired of it. I won't get bored.

Maria von Finckenstein, Celebrating Inuit art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, page 111