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Inuit Art


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Led by exceptional works by Ennutsiak, Joe Talirunili, Kenojuak Ashevak, Jessie Oonark Pauta Saila, Shuvinai Ashoona, and Pauta Saila, our September Inuit Art auction is a wonderful mix of contemporary and historic pieces.

JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq
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PRICE REALISED: $216,000

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Waddington’s West: Canadian Art from Private Collections


SEPTEMBER 19 - 24

This auction features a diverse selection of Canadian art with works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a variety of mediums. The auction is mostly West Coast in flavour with representation of artworks by Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Toni Onley, Roy Arden, Stephen Waddell, Graham Gillmore, Karin Bubas, Attila Lukacs, Robert Genn, Beau Dick, Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. The Rockies and Prairies are represented by Dorothy Knowles, Alfred and Barbara Leighton.

Also included are works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Tim Pitseolak, Sheouak Petaulassie, and Toonoo Sharkey amongst many others.

All artworks are located in Vancouver and shipping is the responsibility of the successful bidders.

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Inuit Art


OCTOBER 3 - 8

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Indigenous Art featuring Selections from the Estate of Richard LaPrairie


OCTOBER 3 - 8

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Inuit Art


AUGUST 1 - 6

This 132-lot auction features works by notable artists Osuitok Ipeelee, Nuna Parr, Joe Talirunili, Andy Miki, Luke Airut, Kiawak Ashoona, Aqjangajuk Shaa, Lucassie Ikkidluak, and Kenojuak Ashevak.

Collectors of graphics will be pleased to see prints not only from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), but excellent works from Pangniqtuuq (Pangnurtung) and Puvirnituq (Povungnituk).  Also of note are several exception works by unidentified artists, including a sculpture of a hunter and seal from the Belcher Islands; and two wall hangings, one from Baker Lake.

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Inuit 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

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

BOUNTIFUL BIRD


February 27, 2020

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $28,800

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

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Waddington’s West: Canadian Art from Private Collections

September 19 - 24, 2020

This auction features a diverse selection of Canadian art with works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a variety of mediums. The auction is mostly West Coast in flavour with representation of artworks by Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Toni Onley, Roy Arden, Stephen Waddell, Graham Gillmore, Karin Bubas, Attila Lukacs, Robert Genn, Beau Dick, Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. The Rockies and Prairies are represented by Dorothy Knowles, Alfred and Barbara Leighton.

Also included are works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Tim Pitseolak, Sheouak Petaulassie, and Toonoo Sharkey amongst many others.

All artworks are located in Vancouver and shipping will be the responsibility of the successful bidders.

We are pleased to offer private previews by appointment only. Please contact jd@waddingtons.ca for condition reports or to book a preview appointment. Please note that health and safety protocols are in place.

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Inuit Art

October 03 - 08, 2020

Our October Inuit Art auction showcases works from private collections and local estates, including that of Richard LaPrairie, from which proceeds will be generously donated by the Estate to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium to benefit children living with cancer.

Collectors can expect a superb selection of stone cut prints, stone and whalebone sculpture and several Tupilaks from across the Canadian Arctic. The auction features work by prominent artists including Lucy Quinnuayuak, Luke Anguhadluk, Kananginak Poootoogook, Kenojuak Ashevak, Kiakshuk, Joe Talirunili, Kiawak Ashoona, Nuna Parr, Seepee Ipeelee, Davie Atchealak and more.

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Indigenous Art featuring Selections from the Estate of Richard LaPrairie

October 03 - 08, 2020

We are pleased to present a stylistically and geographically diverse selection of Canadian Indigenous art, ranging from the Northwest Coast of Canada to the Woodland artists of Ontario. Highlights include works by Beau Dick, Benjamin Chee Chee, Jane Ash Poitras, Tim Paul, Robert Davidson, and an impressive Thunderbird by Norval Morrisseau.

A large portion of the auction is from the Estate of Richard LaPrairie, from which the proceeds will be generously donated by the Estate to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium to benefit children living with cancer.

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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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Duncan McLean
Duncan McLean

President

Inuit Art, Management

adm@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6183

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Rochelle Konn
Rochelle Konn

Associate Specialist

Inuit Art

rk@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6191

Nicole Schembre
Nicole Schembre

Consignment Coordinator

Canadian Fine Art, Inuit Art

ns@waddingtons.ca

416-967-6027