The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 70
JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON
  • JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON
  • JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON
  • JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON
  • JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON

70

JOHNNY INUKPUK, R.C.A., INUKJUAK/PORT HARRISON, E9-904, Inukjuak

A WOMAN LIFTING HER YOUNG CHILD

stone
c. 1970
14.5 ins x 5 ins x 5 ins; 36.8 cms x 12.7 cms x 12.7 cms

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $18,000

About artist/note:

“Johnny Inukpuk is the best known of all the ‘early masters’, as his round, polished, human figures and animals have been exhibited and illustrated extensively over the years. He has had a long and continuously productive carving career stretching from the early 1950’s to the present. In 1978 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists.”

Literature:

Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, page 83.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art