Karoo Ashevak

SPIRIT FACES (TOOTH PULL)

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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

SPIRIT FACES (TOOTH PULL)

14" x 19" x 6" — 35.6 x 48.3 x 15.2 cm.


November 22, 2016

Estimate $35,000-$45,000

Realised: $132,000

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.


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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

SHAMAN DRUMMER

signed in syllabics
19.5" x 13" x 17" — 49.5 x 33 x 43.2 cm.


November 16, 2015

Estimate $30,000-$35,000

Realised: $50,400

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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

HOODED INUK

9" x 4.5" — 22.9 x 11.4 cm.


November 16, 2015

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $6,500

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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

SPIRIT

signed in syllabics
15" x 8" x 4" — 38.1 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm.


April 14, 2008

Estimate $20,000-$25,000

Realised: $43,200

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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

SHAMAN

20.5" x 6" x 4.5" — 52.1 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm.


November 09, 2009

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $33,600

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KAROO ASHEVAK (1940-1974)

SHAMAN WITH OPPOSING FACES

c. 1973
15 x 10 x 7 in — 40.6 x 25.4 x 19.1 cm


May 29, 2018

Estimate $30,000-$40,000

Realised: $90,000

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