Inuit Art: Visions of Transformation

March 1823, 2023
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LOT 73

Lot 73

ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952)

ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952)
Lot 73 Details
ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952), Tikiraqjuaq (Whale Cove)

HOWLING SPIRIT

whalebone
unsigned
4.75 x 3 x 2 in — 12.1 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm

Estimate $100-$200

Realised: $132
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952)
  • ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952)
  • ALEX ALIKASHUAK ᐊᓕᑲᓱᐊ (b. 1952)
Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto, ON

Note:

Alex Alikashuak’s sculpture in whalebone strays from the influence of mentor George Arluk that is so palpable in his work in stone. With a great eye for organic form and abstraction, here Alikashuak has carved within the natural confines of porous whalebone to create a sinuous howling spirit.

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