ONLINE AUCTION

The Canada Auction


JUNE 4 - 9

Our major auction of the season, the Canada Auction brings together the best of Canada, historical and contemporary fine art, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Art, cultural, and historical items. The focus is on meaningful contributions to our collective identity and crucial individual voices.

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


DECEMBER 4 - 9, 2021

JESSIE OONARK
DREAMS AND MEMORIES

Price Realised: $103,200

 

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Inuit Art


DECEMBER 4 - 9, 2021

JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
SHAMAN MUSK OX TRANSFORMATION

Price Realised: $50,400

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Waddington's West


NOVEMBER 20 - 25, 2021

BEAU DICK
BUKWUS MASK

Price Realised: $36,000

 

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Indigenous Art


JUNE 5 - 10, 2021

NORVAL MORRISSEAU
SPIRIT WITH ANIMAL AND MAN AS ONE

Price Realised: $14,400

 

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Canadian Fine Art


SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

DAPHNE ODJIG, R.C.A.
RETURN TO THE EARTH, 1976

Price Realised: $15,600

 

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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

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Inuit Art Select

June 04 - 09, 2022

On View:
Sunday, June 05 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, June 06 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Complimenting offerings in The Canada Auction, our Inuit Art Select auction features a range of contemporary and 20th century sculpture and graphics. Prints in the auction highlight the contributions of female artists in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) and celebrate the legacy of Alma Houston, who championed artists including, Kenojuak Ashevak, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Pitaloosie Saila, Mary Pudlat, Sharni Pootoogook, and Ulayu Pingwartok. Sculptures selected for the auction include works by artists John Pangnark, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Ennutsiak, John Tiktak, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Charlie Ugyuk, and Henry Evaluardjuk, among others.

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Online Auction Starts in 15 Days

The Canada Auction

June 04 - 09, 2022

On View:
Thursday, June 02 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday, June 03 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 04 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 05 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, June 06 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Our major auction of the season, the Canada Auction brings together the best of Canada, historical and contemporary fine art, First Nations and Inuit art, cultural, and historical items. The focus is on meaningful contributions to our collective identity and crucial individual voices.

Drawing on the diverse expertise of our specialists, we present an outstanding selection of works by A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael, J.E.H. MacDonald, P.C. Sheppard, Jack Bush, Joe Fafard, Henri Beau, John Meredith and Rita Letendre; an exemplary private collection representing all seven members of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) including works by Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau and Alex Janvier; and important works by Inuit artists Manasie Akpiliakpik, Jessie Oonark, JoeTalirunili, John Tiktak, Andy Miki, John Pangnark, Ennutisak, and Karoo Ashevak.

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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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