LIVE AUCTION

Inuit Art Auction Spring 2020 Highlights


TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 AT 7 PM

NIVIAXIE ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
THE ARCHER

ESTIMATE: $5,000-7,000

ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


FEBRUARY 22—27

GEORGE ARLUK (1949-), ᐊᓗ, ESKIMO POINT / ARVIAT
SPIRIT
stone, signed in Roman and syllabics, dated 1999
9.5 x 11 x 3 in — 24.1 x 27.9 x 7.6 cm

ESTIMATE: $400—600

LIVE AUCTION

Inuit Art Auction


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Lot 44
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq
SHAMAN’S FACE

PRICE REALISED: $50,400

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LIVE AUCTION

Inuit Art


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Lot 92
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
FISHERWOMAN

PRICE REALISED: $50,400

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Inuit & Indigenous Art

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders. Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

Notable Sales

Art Thompson, Nuu-chah-nulth

Art Thompson, Nuu-chah-nulth

SUN MASK


October 24, 2019

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $14,400

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (1910-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (1910-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

MOTHER WITH CHILDREN


November 19, 2019

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $19,200

Sheokjuk Oqutaq (1920-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Sheokjuk Oqutaq (1920-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Mother and Child


November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $20,400

Johnny Inukpuk, R.C.A. (1911-2007), Port Harrison / Inukjuak

Johnny Inukpuk, R.C.A. (1911-2007), Port Harrison / Inukjuak

Crouching Mother Cradling Child


November 19, 2019

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $38,400

Osuitok Ipeelee, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Osuitok Ipeelee, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Fisherwoman


November 19, 2019

Estimate $30,000-$40,000

Realised: $50,400

Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

Shaman's Face


November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $50,400

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Sun Mask


December 13, 2018

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $19,200

Kenojuak Ashevak “Enchanted Owl”

Kenojuak Ashevak “Enchanted Owl”

NEW AUCTION RECORD


November 20, 2018

Estimate $100,000-$120,000

Realised: $216,000

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Indigenous Art

February 01 - 06, 2020

On View:
Sunday, February 02 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, February 03 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Inuit Art

February 22 - 27, 2020

On View:
Sunday, February 02 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, February 03 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Works on Paper: Selections from the Terry Ryan Collection

March 07 - 12, 2020

On View:
Sunday, March 08 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 09 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Live Auction

Inuit Art Auction Highlights

May 26, 2020 AT 7:00 PM

Consignment Deadline: March 13, 2020

We’re pleased to share highlights from our Spring 2020 Inuit Art Auction.

Stay tuned for more updates – and contact us to discuss consignment opportunities.

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Seeking Consignments

Waddington’s always welcomes consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions.

We are currently specifically interested in the following:

  • Classic sculpture and graphics from the 1950s & 1960s.
  • Wall hangings, prints and drawings by Jessie Oonark.
  • Sculpture by top artists from Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Spence Bay, Gjoa Haven, Inukjuak.
  • Works by Joe Talirunili, Ennutsiak, Osuitok Ipeelie, Pauta Saila, Karoo Ashevak, George Tataniq, Judas Ullulaq, Elizabeth Nutaraluk.

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