ONLINE AUCTION

Waddington's West: First Nations & Inuit Art


BEGINS TO CLOSE:
JUNE 27 AT 2:00 PM ET

This auction features works by First Nations and Inuit artists, notably historic basketry, and sculpture in argillite, and cedar. Highlights include works in silver by important artists Robert Davidson and Charles Edenshaw; sculpture by Floyd Kuptana, Uriash Puqiqnak, Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Latcholassie Akesuk, and Barnabus Arnasungaaq; and graphics by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Luke Anguhadluq and Lutka Quiatsuk.

Items located in Vancouver, BC. No preview available. Local pick up by appointment; shipment from Vancouver only.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art: Sculpture & Graphics


BEGINS TO CLOSE:
JULY 11 AT 2:00 PM ET

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ONLINE AUCTION

Waddington's West: Discovery Art


BEGINS TO CLOSE:
JULY 18 AT 2:00 PM ET

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NEWS

Price Realised


Inuit & First Nations Art, May 2024

Osuitok Ipeelee ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, RCA (1923-2005), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
REARING CARIBOU, CA. 1995
Price Realised: $54,430

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Historic First Nations Art from the Collection of Steven Blevins & Sonja Morawetz, December 2023

Unidentified Mi’kmaq Artist
QUILLED LIDDED BOX, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Price Realised: $15,006

 

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Inuit & First Nations Art, November 2023

Karoo Ashevak ᑲᕈ ᐊᓴᕙ (1940-1974), Taloyoak (Spence Bay)
DRUM DANCE, CIRCA 1974
Price Realised: $34,350

 

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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, First Nations & Métis 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

Henry Evaluardjuk

Henry Evaluardjuk

STRIDING CARIBOU, 1978


November 30, 2023

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $13,776

Kiakshuk

Kiakshuk


November 30, 2023

Estimate $5,000-$10,000

Realised: $11,070

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak

THEO WADDINGTON COMMISSIONED PORTFOLIO, 1979


November 30, 2023

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $19,680

Parr

Parr

UNTITLED (HUNTERS AND ANIMALS)


November 30, 2023

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $8,794.50

Karoo Ashevak

Karoo Ashevak

DRUM DANCE, CIRCA 1974


November 30, 2023

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $34,350

Pitseolak Ashoona

Pitseolak Ashoona

PLAYING KICKBALL WITH DEMONS, 1960


June 29, 2023

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $4,305

Agnes Nanogak

Agnes Nanogak

IT'S A SORCEROR, 1970


June 29, 2023

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $10,455

Miriam Marealik Qiyuk

Miriam Marealik Qiyuk

MIGRATION BOAT


April 06, 2023

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $3,600

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Online Auction

Waddington’s West: First Nations & Inuit Art

Auction begins to close:
June 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET

This auction features works by First Nations and Inuit artists, notably historic basketry, and sculpture in argillite, and cedar. Highlights include works in silver by important artists Robert Davidson and Charles Edenshaw; sculpture by Floyd Kuptana, Uriash Puqiqnak, Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Latcholassie Akesuk, and Barnabus Arnasungaaq; and graphics by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Luke Anguhadluq and Lutka Quiatsuk.

Items located in Vancouver, BC. Local pick up by appointment; shipment from Vancouver.

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Inuit Art: Sculpture & Graphics

Auction begins to close:
July 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET

On View:
Monday, July 08 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 09 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Waddington’s West: Discovery Art

Auction begins to close:
July 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET

Items located in Vancouver, BC. Local pick up by appointment; shipment from Vancouver only.

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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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