The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

May 27June 01, 2023
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LOT 195

Lot 195

Ningiukulu (Ningeokuluk) Teevee ᓂᒋᐅᑯᓗ ᑎᕕ (b. 1963)

Ningiukulu (Ningeokuluk) Teevee ᓂᒋᐅᑯᓗ ᑎᕕ (b. 1963)
Lot 195 Details
Ningiukulu (Ningeokuluk) Teevee ᓂᒋᐅᑯᓗ ᑎᕕ (b. 1963), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


titled, dated and numbered 2/50; artist's name in Roman and syllabics; unframed
sheet 20.25 x 18 in — 51.4 x 45.7 cm

Estimate $500-$700

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

Lot Report


Private Collection, Vermont


Self-taught, Teevee began her career in the 1990s, and works primarily with ink and coloured pencils. Teevee explores both traditional legends and contemporary topics in her work. Inuit art curator and writer Leslie Boyd writes that “Ningiukulu Teevee has never lost her wonder at the world, and, at heart, she is unikaarti—a storyteller. She thinks in pictures, and drawing is her language. Teevee is soft-spoken, but her message is clear and strong, and with it she is expanding the narrative of the North, breaking new ground for Inuit art.”

One of the leading graphic artists working in Canada today, over 80 of Teevee’s drawings have been selected for inclusion in the annual Cape Dorset print collections, including Shaman Revealed, from the 2007 release.

Teevee writes about Shaman Revealed in an essay for “Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking,” a major exhibition held at the National Gallery of Canada in 2009:

“A couple of years ago I made Shaman Revealed, a drawing that was based on the Kiviuq legend of a woman turning into a fox. I wanted to show how people could change from one thing to another but still be the same person. A zipper came to mind and I thought, that’s a really nice idea, so I used the zipper to show how they change.”

Ningeokuluk Teevee, “Qanurli Isumavit? What Do You Imagine?” Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking, ed Christine Lalonde and Leslie Boyd Ryan (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009), reproduced p. 50


Overall very good condition.

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LOT 195

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