Small Graphics from the Collection of W.A. Ross McFadden
March 12 — 17, 2022
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KENOJUAK ASHEVAK, C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013)
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto, ON
In a delightful visual pun Kenojuak Ashevak gives us this sparely rendered but voluminous owl mirrored by an unlikely man-made counterpart in the form of a solitary igloo. Originally released in a set of six engravings, and limited to an addition of fifty, it was included in the 1967 Kinngait (Cape Dorset) print release. A charming example of the artist’s humor, and gift for economy in expression.
Blodgett, Jean, Kenojuak, Toronto: The Mintmark Press Ltd., 1985. p. 55.
West Baffin Co-operative, Eskimo Graphic Art / Les Arts Graphiques Esquimaux 1967, Cape Dorset, N.W.T.: West Baffin Co-operative, 1967. pl. 47.
Blodgett, Jean, Kenojuak, Toronto: The Mintmark Press Ltd., 1985. p. 52.