ONLINE AUCTION

Model Totem Poles: Tradition & Transformation


AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 1

Featuring an expansive collection of model totem poles from 19th and 20th century Northwest Coast artists, sculptures included in the auction touch down on notable artistic visions associated with the subject over the past 100 years.

Works by foundational Kwakwakaʼwakw sculptors Arthur Shaughnessy (Hemasilakw), and Charlie James (Yakuglas), as well as the first professional female carver of model totem poles, Ellen Neel, are included, as are works by makers Eli Tate, Paul Jones, Don Yeomans, August Cicero, Henry Robertson (Ga’ba’baawk), and the Williams family.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 1

Featuring early and modern sculpture and graphics spanning a range of price points, artists in this auction include Luke Anguhadluq, Lukta Qiatsuk, Kaka Ashoona, Bill Nasogaluak, David Ruben Piqtoukun, and Manasie Akpaliapik among others, with graphic works by artists Joe Talirunili, Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Sheojuk Etidlooie, Parr, and Kananginak Pootoogook.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit & First Nations Drawings


OCTOBER 1 - 6

Emphasizing the intimacy and spontaneity of the medium, and spotlighting a wealth of original graphic artwork in coloured pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and felt tip. Artists featured include Norval Morrisseau, Jessie Oonark, John Kavik, Pudlo Pudlat, Luke Anguhadluq, Lucy Qinnuayuak, and Napatchie Pootoogook.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Waddington's West


SEPTEMBER 24 - 29

All lots are located in Vancouver, BC. Local pick up by appointment; shipment from Vancouver only.

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ONLINE AUCTION

The Canada Auction


JUNE 4-9, 2022

JESSIE OONARK ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ
UNTITLED (FIGURE WITH FACES)

Price Realised:  $85,200

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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, 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

Kiawak Ashoona

Kiawak Ashoona

GROWLING BEAR


December 09, 2021

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $16,980

Pilipusi Novalinga

Pilipusi Novalinga

MOTHER AND CHILD


December 09, 2021

Estimate $4,000-$5,000

Realised: $12,240

Luke Anguhadluq

Luke Anguhadluq

MANY FACES


December 09, 2021

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $9,000

Helen Kalvak

Helen Kalvak

FROM PEOPLE TO ANIMALS, ORIGINAL STONEBLOCK AND ACCOMPANYING PRINT


December 09, 2021

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $6,000

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak

THE ENCHANTED OWL


September 16, 2020

Estimate $100,000-$120,000

Realised: $204,000

Tudlik

Tudlik

FAMILY OF OWLS


December 09, 2021

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $14,640

Judas Ullulaq

Judas Ullulaq

SHAMAN MUSK OX TRANSFORMATION


December 09, 2021

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $50,400

Beau Dick

Beau Dick

BUKWUS MASK


November 25, 2021

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $36,000

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Upcoming Auctions and Events

Online Auction Starts in 12 Days

Model Totem Poles: Tradition and Transformation

August 27 - September 01, 2022

Featuring an expansive collection of model totem poles from 19th and 20th century Northwest Coast artists, sculptures included in the auction touch on notable artistic visions associated with the subject over the past 100 years. Works by foundational Kwakwakaʼwakw sculptors Arthur Shaughnessy (Hemasilakw), and Charlie James (Yakuglas), as well as the first professional female carver of model totem poles, Ellen Neel, are included, as are works by makers Eli Tate, Paul Jones, Don Yeomans, August Cicero, Henry Robertson (Ga’ba’baawk), and the Williams family.

Please contact us for more information.

Auction Details
Online Auction Starts in 12 Days

Inuit Art

August 27 - September 01, 2022

Featuring early and modern sculpture and graphics spanning a range of price points, artists in this auction include Luke Anguhadluq, Lukta Qiatsuk, Kaka Ashoona, Bill Nasogaluak, David Ruben Piqtoukun, and Manasie Akpaliapik among others, with graphic works by artists Joe Talirunili, Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Sheojuk Etidlooie, Parr, and Kananginak Pootoogook.

Please contact us for more information.

Auction Details
Online Auction

Inuit & First Nations Drawings

October 01 - 06, 2022

Emphasizing the intimacy and spontaneity of the medium, and spotlighting a wealth of original graphic artwork in coloured pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and felt tip. Artists featured include Norval Morrisseau, Jessie Oonark, John Kavik, Pudlo Pudlat, Luke Anguhadluq, Lucy Qinnuayuak, and Napatchie Pootoogook.

Please contact us for more information.

Auction Details
Online Auction

Ethnographic Arts & Artifacts

October 22 - 27, 2022

Consignment Deadline: September 30, 2022

Auction Details
Online Auction

Inuit Art Select

November 26 - December 01, 2022

Consignment Deadline: September 16, 2022

Accompanying important Inuit and First Nations offerings in The Canada Auction, the Inuit Art Select auction features notable contemporary and 20th century sculpture and graphics. Highlights include works by artists Mathew Aqigaaq, Latcholassie Akesuk, Lucy Tasseor Tusweetok, Parr, Luke Anowtalik, Josiah Nuilaalik, Manasie Akpaliapik, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Abraham Apakark Anghik, Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, and Roy Henry.

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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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