Inuit prints and drawings profoundly capture the enduringly complex relationships within the human, animal, and spirit world.
No wonder they’re becoming increasingly desirable says Judith Miller.
“If you feel a slight sense of déjà vu as you begin to read this, please bear with me. A year ago, almost to the day, I set off on a lecture tour of Canada and the United States, and on the flight over wrote an article on Inuit sculpture – an art form and collecting field I’ve become passionate about, and one I’d been introduced to some five years earlier in Toronto.
I’m flying there again on Wednesday, on this occasion to start a promotion tour for my new Miller’s publication on Arts & Crafts. However, I shall be taking time out from that to attend, on November 17 at the city’s Waddington’s auction house, an important sale of Inuit art. Yes, fine examples of the Inuit sculpture I wrote about a year ago make up a significant part of the sale, but so do Inuit paintings, prints, and drawings. Increasingly desirable, it’s these I want to focus on this time…”