ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


December 4 - 9

Our major fall 2021 auction of Inuit Art is anchored by outstanding works from important, passionately-curated collections, featuring the estates of W.A. Ross MacFadden and Fred & Laura Reif, complemented by additional, exceptional works including a rare-to-market collection of Rankin Inlet ceramics.

Click here to browse or download our digital catalogue for additional essays and lot information.

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JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
UNTITLED, stroud, embroidery floss and thread, circa 1970

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ONLINE AUCTION

Discovery West


January 15 - 20

ONLINE AUCTION

Waddington's West


NOVEMBER 20 - 25

BEAU DICK (1955-2017), Kwakwaka’wakw
BUKWUS MASK

Price Realised: $36,000

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


OCTOBER 16 - 21, 2021

LUKTA QIATSUK (1928-2004), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
DANCING BEAR

Price Realised: $3,900

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ONLINE AUCTION

Small Wonders


JULY 10 - 15, 2021

GEORGE TATANIQ (1910-1991), Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
DRUMMER

PRICE REALISED: $1,440

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


JUNE 5 - 10, 2021

LUKE ANGUHADLUQ
SOME TRIBES OF INUIT

Price Realised: $3,600

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ONLINE AUCTION

Indigenous Art


JUNE 5 - 10, 2021

NORVAL MORRISSEAU
SPIRIT WITH ANIMAL AND MAN AS ONE

Price Realised: $14,400

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


MAY 8 - 13, 2021

JOHNNY INUKPUK
GIRL UNCOVERS A HIBERNATING BEAR

Price Realised: $31,200

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NEWS

Katilvik


Indigenous Art Resource

A virtual resource place to discover, learn and research unique works of art and the artists who create them.

Waddington’s created Katilvik in 2006 for those passionate about Inuit art. In 2020 we launched an enhanced Katilvik, encompassing all Canadian Indigenous Art.

We’ll continue to make this website as dynamic as the art forms it encompasses. Content updates and new contributions will ensure you find something new and informative every time you visit.

 

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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

Beau Dick

Beau Dick

BUKWUS MASK


November 25, 2021

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $36,000

Freda Diesing

Freda Diesing

OLD WOMAN WITH LIP ORNAMENT


October 08, 2020

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $40,800

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

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Upcoming Auctions and Events

Online Auction

Inuit Art

December 04 - 09, 2021

Our major fall 2021 auction of Inuit Art is anchored by outstanding works from important, passionately-curated collections, featuring the estates of W.A. Ross MacFadden and Fred & Laura Reif, complemented by additional, exceptional works including a rare-to-market collection of Rankin Inlet ceramics.

Click here to browse or download our digital catalogue for additional essays and lot information.

Please contact us for more information and to arrange a preview.

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
DREAMS AND MEMORIES, circa 1970
stroud, embroidery floss and thread

Auction Details Browse or Bid
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Discovery West

January 15 - 20, 2022

An excellent opportunity for new collectors or those simply looking to start the year with fresh work on their walls, our inaugural Discovery West auction features work by Canadian, International and Indigenous artists. Look for paintings, limited edition prints, and a good selection of Inuit and Northwest Coast sculpture and carvings.

This auction is conducted out of our Vancouver office.

Please contact us for more information.

Auction Details

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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