Osuitok Ipeelee

CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS

signed in syllabics, c. 1985
20.25 x 6 x 20 in — 51.4 x 15.2 x 50.8 cm


November 21, 2017

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $28,800

Osuitok’s finest sculptures exude a quiet strength

Clearly mastering the subject, Osuitok infuses a feeling of vitality into this graceful depiction of a caribou. George Swinton refers to this life-force in this way: “The stone comes to life; life comes from the stone.”


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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

STANDING CARIBOU

signed in syllabics, 1990
21.5 x 12 x 3.5 in — 53 x 30.5 x 8.9 cm


November 20, 2018

Estimate $25,000-$35,000

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