ONLINE AUCTION

Major Spring Inuit & First Nations Art Auction


May 24 - 29

Waddington’s is pleased to present a selection of exceptional Inuit and First Nations art. Important artworks this season include works of sculpture and graphics by Karoo Ashevak, Jessie Oonark, Kiakshuk, Beau Dick, John Pangnark, Pauta Saila, Aisa Qupirualu Alasua, Parr, Osuitok Ipeelee, Kiugak Ashoona, Joe Talirunili, John Kavik, Kenojuak Ashevak, Johnny Inukpuk, Thomas Ugjuk, Ennutsiak, Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Charlie James, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Abraham Apakark Anghik, Manasie Akpaliapik, Judas Ullulaq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, and John Tiktak.

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Jessie Oonark ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, OC, RCA (1906-1985), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
UNTITLED (WOMEN IN AMAUTI), 1972-75
Estimate: $30,000-40,000

 

ONLINE AUCTION

Kenojuak Ashevak


APRIL 13 — 18

One of Canada’s most celebrated artists, featured graphics and sculpture by Kenojuak Ashevak encompass over 50 years of artmaking. This auction presents a glimpse into the artist’s diverse talents through 18 select artworks in a range of media.

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Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᐊᔪᐊ ᐊᓯᕙ, CC, RCA (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
OBSERVANT OWL, 2009
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art: Mighty/Miniature


APRIL 13 — 18

Bringing together the very large and the very small, the artworks in this auction are united by their outsized impacts. Artists featured include Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Sheokjuk Oqutaq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Tuna Iquliq, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Bill Nasogaluak, Andy Miki, Elizabeth Nutaraluk, Abraham Apakark Anghik, Latcholassie Akesuk, Mark Tungilik and others.

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Price Realised


Waddington’s West: First Nations & Inuit Art, March 2024

Unidentified Artist, Haida
A CARVED AND PAINTED TOTEM POLE CA. 1890
Price Realised: $11,931

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Inuit Art: Sculpture & Graphics, March 2024

Paul Quviq Malliki ᐹᓪ ᖁᕕᖅ ᒪᓕᑭ (b. 1956), Naujaat (Repulse Bay)
RAVEN, CA. 1999
Price Realised: $5,535

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Graphics from The Terry Ryan Collection, March 2024

Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (1940-2014)
HUNTERS ON ICE, 1958
Price Realised: $1,353

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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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Upcoming Auctions and Events

Online Auction

Inuit Art: Mighty / Miniature

April 13 - 18, 2024

On View:
Sunday, April 14 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bringing together the very large and the very small, the artworks in this auction are united by their outsized impacts. Artists featured include Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Sheokjuk Oqutaq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Tuna Iquliq, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Bill Nasogaluak, Andy Miki, Elizabeth Nutaraluk, Abraham Apakark Anghik, Latcholassie Akesuk, Mark Tungilik and others.

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Auction Details Browse or Bid
Online Auction

Kenojuak Ashevak

April 13 - 18, 2024

On View:
Sunday, April 14 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

One of Canada’s most celebrated artists, the featured graphics and sculpture by Kenojuak Ashevak encompass over 50 years of artmaking. This auction presents a glimpse into the artist’s diverse talents through 18 select artworks in a range of media.

View the digital catalogue

Please contact us for more information.

Kenojuak Ashevak ᑭᓄᐊᔪᐊ ᐊᓯᕙ, CC, RCA (1927-2013), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
OBSERVANT OWL, 2009
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Auction Details Browse or Bid
Online Auction

Inuit & First Nations Art

May 24 - 29, 2024

On View:
Thursday, May 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, May 24 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 25 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, May 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Waddington’s is pleased to present a selection of exceptional Inuit and First Nations art. Important artworks this season include works of sculpture and graphics by Karoo Ashevak, Jessie Oonark, Kiakshuk, Beau Dick, John Pangnark, Pauta Saila, Aisa Qupirualu Alasua, Parr, Osuitok Ipeelee, Kiugak Ashoona, Joe Talirunili, John Kavik, Kenojuak Ashevak, Johnny Inukpuk, Thomas Ugjuk, Ennutsiak, Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Charlie James, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Abraham Apakark Anghik, Manasie Akpaliapik, Judas Ullulaq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, and John Tiktak.

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Jessie Oonark ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, OC, RCA (1906-1985), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
UNTITLED (WOMEN IN AMAUTI), 1972-75
Estimate: $30,000-40,000

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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