signed in syllabics
30" x 22" — 76.2 x 55.9 cm.
June 02, 2014
Few bodies of work compare to That of graphic and textile artist Jessie Oonark.
Oonark worked steadily for a 25-year period, designing creative and highly graphic drawings, tapestries and prints. She used complex shapes and forms which seem to morph before your very eyes, and employed bold colouring and traditional yet modern looking motifs.
This is a spectacular drawing never before seen until offered by Waddington’s in the spring of 2014.
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.