ONLINE AUCTION

Where the River Widens: Art From Qamani’tuaq


FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 2

Bringing together over 100 works of sculpture and graphics from collections of Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) art, including from the collection of longtime resident and active member of the Qamani’tuaq community Fred Ford. Artists spotlighted are Luke Anguhadluq, Miriam Marealik Qiyuk, Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Elizabeth Angrnagangrniq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Tuna Iquliq, Josiah Nuilaalik, Thomas and Peter Sevoga, Basil Aptanik, and Simon Tookoome.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art Library


FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 2

An opportunity for both established and novice collectors to add essential and uncommon reading material to their libraries. Encompassing Inuit, First Nations art, Arctic reference books, catalogues and ephemera including consignments from the personal libraries of Fred Ford and Images Gallery.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 2, 2022

NIVIAXIE ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
MAN HUNTING AT SEAL HOLE IN THE ICE, 1959

PRICE REALISED: $78,000

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ONLINE AUCTION

First Nations Art


NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 2, 2022

NAAXEIN (CHILKAT BLANKET), CA.1880

PRICE REALISED: $45,600

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ONLINE AUCTION

Waddington's West


SEPTEMBER 24 - 29, 2022

BEAU DICK
KOMINA (RICH WOMAN)

Price Realised: $56,400

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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

Augustus Bean & Rudolph Walton

Augustus Bean & Rudolph Walton


June 09, 2022

Estimate $4,500-$6,500

Realised: $10,200

Daphne Odjig

Daphne Odjig

THEY TELL US MANY THINGS, 1977


June 09, 2022

Estimate $12,000-$18,000

Realised: $28,800

Jessie Oonark

Jessie Oonark

UNTITLED (FIGURE WITH FACES), 1979


June 09, 2022

Estimate $30,000-$40,000

Realised: $85,200

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

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Upcoming Auctions and Events

Online Auction Starts in 17 Days

Where the River Widens: Art From Qamani’tuaq

February 25 - March 02, 2023

On View:
Sunday, February 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Drawing from multiple generations of artistic vision in Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) this auction brings together over 150 works of sculpture and graphics from collections of Qamani’tuaq art, including from the collection of longtime resident and active member of the Qamani’tuaq community Fred Ford. Artists spotlighted are Luke Anguhadluq, Miriam Marealik Qiyuk, Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Elizabeth Angrnagangrniq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Tuna Iquliq, Josiah Nuilaalik, Thomas and Peter Sevoga, Basil Aptanik, and Simon Tookoome.

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Inuit Art Library

February 25 - March 02, 2023

On View:
Sunday, February 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

An opportunity for both established and novice collectors to add essential and uncommon reading material to their libraries. Encompassing Inuit, First Nations art, Arctic reference books, catalogues and ephemera including consignments from the personal libraries of Fred Ford and Images Gallery.

Please contact us for more information.

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Inuit Art, Sculptures & Graphics

March 18 - 23, 2023

On View:
Sunday, March 19 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Visions of Transformation

March 18 - 23, 2023

On View:
Sunday, March 19 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Waddington’s West

April 01 - 06, 2023

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Nivingajuliat

April 22 - 27, 2023

On View:
Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Small Wonders of Inuit Art

April 22 - 27, 2023

On View:
Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 24 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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The Canada Auction Series: First Nations Art

May 27 - June 01, 2023

Consignment deadline: Friday, March 31

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DAPHNE ODJIG (1919-2016), Nishnaabe-Neshnabe (Odawa-Potawatomi)
THEY TELL US MANY THINGS, 1977
Price Realised: $28,800

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The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

May 27 - June 01, 2023

Consignment deadline: Friday, March 31

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NIVIAXIE ᓂᕕᐊᓯ (1909-1959), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
MAN HUNTING AT SEAL HOLE IN THE ICE, 1959
Price Realised: $78,000

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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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