ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


JUNE 13 - 18

This online auction presents a selection of art from some of the most sought-after Inuit artists. Joe Talirnili’s classic Owl sculpture, a beautiful Polar Bear and Dog by Henry Evaluardjuk and two very different Spirit figures by George Arluk to name a few, and an excellent selection of early works from Port Harrison / Inukjuak.

The print selection in this auction is rich with Cape Dorset works, Kananginak Pootoogook, Pauta Saila, Pudlo Pudlat, Shuvinai Ashoona and Kenojuak Ashevak, and a whimsical drawing by Ningeokulu Teeve.

Please note we are unable to hold a public preview, but are pleased to provide additional photographs, conditions reports, etc. Please contact Rochelle Konn for more information.

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Inuit Art


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NIVIAXIE ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
THE ARCHER

ESTIMATE: $5,000-7,000

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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 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

June 13 - 18, 2020

This online auction presents a selection of art from some of the most sought-after Inuit artists. Joe Talirnili’s classic Owl sculpture, a beautiful Polar Bear and Dog by Henry Evaluardjuk and two very different Spirit figures by George Arluk to name a few, and an excellent selection of early works from Port Harrison / Inukjuak.

The print selection in this auction is rich with Cape Dorset works, Kananginak Pootoogook, Pauta Saila, Pudlo Pudlat, Shuvinai Ashoona and Kenojuak Ashevak, and a whimsical drawing by Ningeokulu Teeve.

Please note we are unable to hold a public preview, but are pleased to provide additional photographs, conditions reports, etc. Please contact Rochelle Konn for more information.

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

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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