The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

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June 01, 2023 at 7:00 pm ET

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LOT 173

Lot 173

Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, CC, RCA (1927-2013)

Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, CC, RCA (1927-2013)
Lot 173 Details
Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, CC, RCA (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


titled, dated and numbered 32/50; artist's name in Roman; framed
sight 16.75 x 19.75 in — 42.5 x 50.2 cm

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $10,332
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, CC, RCA (1927-2013)
  • Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᔭᐊ ᐊᓯᕗ, CC, RCA (1927-2013)

Private Collection, Kelso, Scotland


Both dated 1960, the contrasts between this lot and Bird Humans (lot 174 in this auction) remind us of the remarkable stylistic diversity present even in Kenojuak’s early image making.

Encouraged to experiment with varied printing techniques, but also innovative in her own right, in Vision in Autumn Kenojuak exhibits a lively rhythmic style which the artist pioneered in Inuit printmaking. Aesthetic characteristics in Vision in Autumn are present in other work by the artist included in the 1960 Cape Dorset Print Collection such as Complex of Birds and Night Spirits. The designs for all three of these works likely began with Kenojuak’s distinctive process of cutting them out as freehand templates.

Jean Blodgett, Kenojuak, (Toronto: Firefly Books, 1985)


Overall very good condition. Scattered inclusions inherent in material, some cockling throughout.

Please note that this work has not been removed from its housing for inspection.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 173

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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