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Inuit Art


January 30 - February 4

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Inuit Engravings


February 27 - March 4

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Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 21 - 26

VICTORIA MAMNGUQSUALUK, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
FISHING SCENE WITH SPIRIT AND WOLVES
Price Realised: $5,100

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Indigenous Art featuring Selections from the Estate of Richard LaPrairie


OCTOBER 3 - 8

FREDA DIESING, Haida, Prince Rupert
OLD WOMAN WITH LIP ORNAMENT
RECORD PRICE REALISED: $40,800

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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
MIGRATION BOAT
PRICE REALISED: $216,000

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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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Inuit Art

January 30 - February 04, 2021

In addition to a selection of sculpture and works on paper is a ceramic work from Rankin Inlet, wall hangings from Baker Lake and a large acrylic on canvas painting by Davie Atchealak. Artists of note include Manasie Akpaliapik, Bill Nasogaluak, Toonoo Sharky, David Ruben, Kiawak Ashoona, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Abraham Etungat, Mathew Aqigaaq, Pitseolak Ashoona, William Noah, Kananginak Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, and Luke Anguhadluq.

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Inuit Engravings

February 27 - March 04, 2021

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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

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Inuit Art, Management

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Rochelle Konn

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Inuit Art

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416-847-6191

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