SPIRIT FACES (TOOTH PULL)
14" x 19" x 6" — 35.6 x 48.3 x 15.2 cm.
November 22, 2016
Record Price Realised: $132,000
This piece is the most important work to come to auction by the innovative and truly unique artist Karoo Ashevak.
Acquired by the owner directly from Ashevak during one of his trips north; the decision was made to sell the work after over 40 years of enjoyment.
This work set the record price at auction for the artist, and further established Karoo as a household name in the Canadian art world.
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.