April 23 — 28, 2022
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JASON HENRY HUNT (B.1973)
Lot 13 Details
JASON HENRY HUNT (B.1973), Kwakwaka'wakw
MOON MASK WITH ORCA DESIGN
cedar wood, cedar bark, acrylic paint
32 x 32 x 18 in — 81.3 x 81.3 x 45.7 cm
This lot is located in Vancouver. Local pick up by special arrangement; shipment from Vancouver only.
Private Collection, British Columbia.
"Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration" 2019, Sunnylands, CA.
In 1976, Walter and Leonore Annenberg commissioned a 30-foot-tall red cedar totem pole for Sunnylands, their 200-acre California desert estate. Canadian First Nations artist Henry Hunt, a Kwakiutl chief, carved the masterpiece that stands on the fifth fairway of the Sunnylands grounds. In 2010, his son Stan Hunt and grandson Jason Hunt restored the historic pole and
rededicated it in 2012. The Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration exhibition extends the Hunt legacy of Kwakiutl art at Sunnylands by introducing the work of Stan Hunt, and Jason Hunt.
Jason comes from a strong lineage of great carvers, his grandfather Henry Hunt, and his father Stan Hunt. Jason has maintained the traditional K who had taught him to carve in the Kwakiutl tradition by hand. His uncles are Richard Hunt and Tony Hunt.
Following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, Jason has merged his trained indigenous artistic capabilities with a unique, recognizable style that is sought after by collectors throughout North America and in Europe.