Small Wonders of Inuit Art
April 16 — 21, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Private collection, Ontario
Surfaces bristling with fine detail, these two carvings have an outsized character for their modest scale.
One of a handful of sculptures in the present auction acquired by Hugo Vaes in the mid-1950s while stationed in the Arctic alongside the Canadian Army. All of the works collected by Vaes are notable for their detailed and carefully executed carving. Please note the contemporary photograph of Mr. Vaes shown here for reference.