MAY 8 - 13
With a focus on a global approach this season through our digital catalogue and online platform, Waddington’s is pleased to present our major Spring 2021 Inuit Art Auction. Look for works by highly sought after artists such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Joe Talirunili, Jessie Oonark, John Tiktak, Johnny Inukpuk, Karoo Ashevak, and Marion Tuu’luq.
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Inuit & Canadian 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 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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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.
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Upcoming Auctions and Events
May 08 - 13, 2021
Our major Spring 2021 auction features classic sculpture from the 1950s, experimental early 1960s prints from Kinngait, and contemporary works. Highlights include a unique double-sided Judas Ullulaq sculpture, works on cloth by Marion Tuu’luq and Irene Avaalaaqiaq, and a collection of graphics by Jessie Oonark. Also of note are two mother and child sculptures by John Tiktak and an unattributed Sanikiluaq artist. Other notable artists include Kenojuak Ashevak, Joe Talirunili, Johnny Inukpuk, and Karoo Ashevak.
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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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