The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

May 27June 01, 2023
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LOT 172

Lot 172

Kudlalak or Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (b. 1940)

Kudlalak or Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (b. 1940)
Lot 172 Details
Kudlalak or Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (b. 1940), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


titled, dated and numbered 5/30; artist's name in Roman "Kudlalak"; unframed
15 x 9 in — 38.1 x 22.9 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,337
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Alberta


Experts are divided as to whether this work should be attributed to Kudlalak or Kellypalik Mangitak. A carved tusk by the former is believed by James Houston and others to be the source image for this print, while Jonassie Salamonie, Mangitak’s wife, and Terry Ryan attribute the print to the latter.

A rare early print, this iteration of Rising Geese is numbered five of thirty and is inscribed in pencil “Kudlalak.”

Sandra Buhai Barz, Inuit Artists Print Workbook, Volume III, Book 1: Indexes and Biographies, (New York: Arts & Culture of the North, 2004), 15
Sandra Buhai Barz, Inuit Artists Print Workbook, Volume III, Book 2: Print Documentation, (New York: Arts & Culture of the North, 2004), 359


Overall good condition. Losses to paper expertly conserved with a full lining of Japanese paper. Some fading throughout, remnants of hinge tape adhesive verso.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 172

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