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Auction Description for Walker's: Inuit Art & First Nations Art Auction of May 3, 2012
Auction Description:
Inuit Art & First Nations Art Auction of May 3, 2012
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Walker's Fine Art & Estate Auctioneers Inc. is pleased to present an Important Fine Arts Auction of Inuit, Indian and Ethnographics artwork. TORONTO PREVIEW: Saturday, April 28th from 12 PM to 9 PM Sunday, April 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM King Edward Hotel Windsor Ballroom 37 King Street East OTTAWA PREVIEW: Wednesday, May 2nd from 5 PM to 9 PM Thursday, May 3rd from 12 PM to 5:30 PM Tudor Hall 3750 North Bowesville Road, Ottawa Right after the final preview, the first session of this live auction will begin promptly at 5:30 PM with lots being sold in sequential order. A second session of remaining lots will start at 7:00 PM also in sequential order.

Inuit Art & First Nations Art Auction of May 3, 2012

(456 Lots)

by Walker's


456 lots with images

May 3, 2012

Live Auction

3750 North Bowesville Road

Ottawa, ON, K1V 1B8 Canada

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Ennutsiak (1896-1967) m.

Lot 1: Ennutsiak (1896-1967) m.

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Description: Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay). Inuk travelling to his trap line, ca. early-mid 1960s, mottled brown-black stone and ivory, 3.125 x 14.125 x 3.625 in, 8 x 35.9 x 9.4 cm.

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Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

Lot 2: Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison). Kneeling hunter, ca. 1951-53, warm black stone and sinew, 4.625 x 2.75 x 4.625 in, 11.3 x 7 x 11.3 cm.

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George Tataniq (1910-1991)

Lot 3: George Tataniq (1910-1991)

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Description: Baker Lake. Musk-ox, ca. 1964, grey stone and ivory, signed in syllabics, 3 x 5.5 x 1.625 in, 7.6 x14 x 4.2 cm.

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Parr (1893-1969) m.

Lot 4: Parr (1893-1969) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset. Untitled (scene depicting a hunter, a woman, and animals), ca. 1963-64, pencil crayon and graphite, syllabic signature, 13 x 19.875 in, 33 x 50.5 cm.

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Parr (1893-1969) m.

Lot 5: Parr (1893-1969) m.

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Description: Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m. Men Pulling a Walrus, 1964 #60, stonecut, 41/50, 12.75 x 23 in, 32.3 x 58.4 cm sight, 21 x 31 in, 53.3 x 78.7 cm framed.

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Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

Lot 6: Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

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Description: Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m. Kikgavik and the Hunter, 1960 #69, stonecut, 4/50, 23.625 x 27.75 in, 59.4 x 70.5 cm.

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Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

Lot 7: Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

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Description: Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m. Baffin Woman, 1960 #70, stonecut, 7/50, 31 x 21.25 in, 77.7 x 54 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 8: Unidentified artist

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Description: Possibly Inukjuak (Port Harrison) or Puvirnituq. Caribou spirit (shaman?), probably early 1950s, black stone and ivory, 5.125 x 2.375 x 1.625 in, 13 x 6 x 4.1 cm.

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Unidentified artist (possibly Qaqaq [Kaka] Ashoona

Lot 9: Unidentified artist (possibly Qaqaq [Kaka] Ashoona

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Description: Cape Dorset. Bust of a smiling man, ca. mid 1950s, black stone and horn (?) inlay, 8 x 6.25 x 4 in, 20.3 x 15.9 x 10.2 cm.

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Unidentified artist

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Description: Cape Dorset. Kneeling woman, ca. early-mid 1950s, black stone, 10 x 5.25 x 4.5 in, 25.4 x 13.4 x 11.4 cm.

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Thomas Ugjuk born 1921

Lot 11: Thomas Ugjuk born 1921

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Description: Rankin Inlet. Mother and child, ca. 1970, warm black stone, signed in syllabics, 9.5 x 7.75 x 4.75 in, 24.2 x 19.7 x 12.1 cm.

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Andy Mamgark (1930-1997)

Lot 12: Andy Mamgark (1930-1997)

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Description: Arviat (Eskimo Point). Mother and child, ca. late 1960s, grey stone, 8.75 x 6.25 x 3.125 in, 22.2 x 15.6 x 8.3 cm.

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Johnny Inukpuk Qumaluk (1937-1985)

Lot 13: Johnny Inukpuk Qumaluk (1937-1985)

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Description: Puvirnituq. Kneeling man putting on his hood, mid 1950s, dark brown-black stone, signed "INNUKPAK" and with disc no., 7 x 4.75 x 5.375 in, 17.3 x 12.1 x 13.7 cm.

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Isaaci Qurqaq Padlayat (1934-d) m.

Lot 14: Isaaci Qurqaq Padlayat (1934-d) m.

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Description: Salluit (Sugluk). Two hunters cutting up a walrus, ca. 1960-63, light grey stone and ivory, signed with disc no., 5.5 x 12.25 x 7.25 in, 14 x 31.1 x 18.4 cm.

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Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005)

Lot 15: Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005)

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Description: Cape Dorset. Swimming loon, 1990, marbled dark green stone, signed in syllabics, 6.25 x 14.5 x 1.875 in, 15.9 x 36.9 x 4.8 cm.

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Abraham Etungat RCA (1911-1999)

Lot 16: Abraham Etungat RCA (1911-1999)

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Description: Cape Dorset. Welcoming the Bird of Spring, 1986, mottled dark green stone, signed in syllabics, 12.25 x 8.5 x 4.25 in, 31.1 x 21.6 x 10.8 cm.

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Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005)

Lot 17: Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005)

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Description: Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005). Happy Fisherwoman, ca. 1984, marbled dark green stone, wood, antler, metal and sinew, signed in syllabics, 13.875 x 13 x 16.5 in, 35.2 x 33 x 42 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

Lot 18: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

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Description: Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m. Bird Fantasy, 1960 #15, stencil, 41/50, 19.25 x 23.75 in, 49 x 60.4 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

Lot 19: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

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Description: Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m. Sun Owl, 1963 #4, stonecut, 26/50, 21.75 x 27.5 in, 55.2 x 69.8 cm sight, 30.25 x 35 in, 76.8 x 88.9 cm framed.

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Josephie Pootoogook (1887-1958) m.

Lot 20: Josephie Pootoogook (1887-1958) m.

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Description: Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m. Woman with Musical Instrument, 1959 #23, stonecut, 12/50, 17.25 x 21 in, 43.8 x 53.3 cm sight, 28.5 x 31.5 in, 72.4 x 80 cm framed.

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Sheouak Petaulassie (1918-1961) f.

Lot 21: Sheouak Petaulassie (1918-1961) f.

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Description: Printmaker: Eliyah Pootoogook born 1943 m. Shore Birds on Rocks, 1962 (1961 Dorset Series), stonecut, 23/50, 11.875 x 23.75 in, 30.2 x 60.3 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 22: Unidentified artist

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Description: Sea goddess with seal and fish, ca. late 1950s-early 1960s, dark grey stone and ivory, signed in indistinct syllabics. Sea goddess with seal and fish, ca. late 1950s-early 1960s, warm black stone and ivory, signed in indistinct syllabics, 2.25 x 7.875 x 2.5 in, 5.7 x 20 x 6.8 cm.

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Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

Lot 23: Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison). Walking hunter, ca. 1950-53, black stone, ivory and inlay, 10 x 6.5 x 5.5 in, 25.4 x 16.5 x 14 cm.

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Pauta Saila RCA (1916-2009) m.

Lot 24: Pauta Saila RCA (1916-2009) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset. Dancing bear, 1984, marbled dark green stone and ivory, 22.625 x 14.75 x 7.5 in, 52.4 x 37.5 x 19.1 cm.

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Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

Lot 25: Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

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Description: Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay). Mother and child, 1969, whale bone, 16.25 x 11.5 x 7.25 in, 41.3 x 29.2 x 18.5 cm.

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Possibly Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona born 1933

Lot 26: Possibly Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona born 1933

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Description: Cape Dorset. Seated bear, ca. early 1960s, marbled green stone, 4.75 x 4 x 4.5 in, 12.1 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm.

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Pauta Saila RCA (1916-2009) m.

Lot 27: Pauta Saila RCA (1916-2009) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset. Owl, ca. 1967, dark green stone, 7 x 16.125 x 5.5 in, 17.8 x 41x 14 cm.

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John Pangnark (1920-1980)

Lot 28: John Pangnark (1920-1980)

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Description: Arviat (Eskimo Point). Figure, ca. 1971-72, green-grey stone, 4.5 x 4.5 x 5 in, 11.4 x 11.4 x 12.2 cm.

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John Pangnark (1920-1980)

Lot 29: John Pangnark (1920-1980)

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Description: Arviat (Eskimo Point). Figure, ca. mid-late 1970s, grey stone, signed in syllabics, 4.75 x 4.5 x 1.625 in, 12.1 x 11.4 x 4.1 cm.

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John Tiktak RCA (1916-1981)

Lot 30: John Tiktak RCA (1916-1981)

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Description: Rankin Inlet. Head, ca. late 1960s-early 1970s, grey stone, signed in syllabics, 6.75 x 4 x 2.125 in, 17.1 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 31: Unidentified artist

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Description: Probably Cape Dorset. Plaque with engraved figures of two men and a wolf or dog (?), and attached relief carvings of a man and a bear, ca. early 1950s, brown-black stone and ivory, 6.875 x 6 x 1.5 in, 17.5 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 32: Unidentified artist

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Description: Inukjuak. Composition with standing walrus and crouching bear, early 1950s, marbled dark green stone and ivory, 7.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 in, 18.4 x 10.2 x 5.7 cm.

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Unidentified artist

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Description: Probably Cape Dorset. Standing woman in her amautiq, ca. mid-late 1950s, black stone, 5.125 x 2.875 x 2.375 in, 13 x 7.3 x 6.1 cm.

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Paul Toolooktook (1947-2003)

Lot 34: Paul Toolooktook (1947-2003)

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Description: Baker Lake. Musk-ox, ca. 1968-70, marbled green-black stone, signed in syllabics, 6.625 x 12.125 x 4.75 in, 16.8 x 30.8 x 12.1 cm.

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George Tataniq (1910-1991)

Lot 35: George Tataniq (1910-1991)

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Description: Baker Lake. Hunter with a spear, ca. 1962-64, marbled green-black stone and antler, signed in syllabics, 7.125 x 2.75 x 4.125 in, 18.1 x 7 x 10.5 cm.

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Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

Lot 36: Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

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Description: Baker Lake. Untitled wall hanging, ca. 1970-71, felt and embroidery floss, signed in syllabics, 15.75 x 18.25 in, 40 x 46.3 cm.

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Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

Lot 37: Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

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Description: Baker Lake. Untitled (Fish and humans), 1978, coloured pencil, signed, 22 x 29.75 in, 55.9 x 75.5 cm.

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Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

Lot 38: Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985)

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Description: Baker Lake. The Drum Dance, ca. 1965, uncatalogued experimental linocut print, proof, 16.75 x 24.175 in, 42.6 x 61.3 cm.

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Silas Aittauq born 1933

Lot 39: Silas Aittauq born 1933

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Description: Baker Lake. Composition: human faces, rabbit, bird, and animal-spirit face, ca. 1975, marbled black stone, signed in syllabics, 7.875 x 8 x 4 in, 20 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm.

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Josiah Nuilaalik (1928-2005)

Lot 40: Josiah Nuilaalik (1928-2005)

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Description: Baker Lake. Crouching winged spirit or shaman, ca. mid-1990s, marbled black stone and ivory, signed in syllabics, 8.25 x 7 x 6.25 in, 20.9 x 17.8 x 15.9 cm.

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Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999)

Lot 41: Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999)

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Description: Gjoa Haven. Musk-ox shaman, ca. late 1980s-early 1990s, mottled black stone, signed in syllabics , 7.75 x 8.5 x 4.5 in, 19.7 x 21.6 x 11.4 cm.

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Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931-1999) m.

Lot 42: Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931-1999) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset. Kneeling female spirit, ca. mid 1970s, brown-green stone, signed in syllabics, 15.75 x 13 x 9.5 in, 40 x 33 x 24.1 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 43: Unidentified artist

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Description: Possibly Inukjuak (Port Harrison). Hunter with a harpoon and knife, ca. 1949-1951, black stone, ivory and inlay, 8.75 x 5.5 x 4.5 in, 22.2 x 14 x 10.5 cm.

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Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954)

Lot 44: Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954)

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison). Harpoon hunter, ca. 1950-53, marbled green-black stone, ivory and inlay, 5.625 x 2.625 x 3 in, 14.3 x 6.7 x 7.6 cm.

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Unidentified artist

Lot 45: Unidentified artist

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison). Growling bear, ca. early-mid 1950s, marbled dark green stone and ivory, 6 x 11.5 x 3.5 in, 15.3 x 29.3 x 8.9 cm.

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Nuveeya Ipellie (1920-2010)

Lot 46: Nuveeya Ipellie (1920-2010)

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Description: Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay). Mother breastfeeding her child, 1969, whale bone, 10 x 6 x 5.5 in, 25.4 x 15.2 x 14 cm.

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Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

Lot 47: Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

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Description: Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay). Standing bear, ca. 1974, whale bone on a black stone base, signed "HENRY" (signature partially obscured by steel pin), 11.25 x 9.5 x 7.25 in, 28.6 x 24.2 x 18.4 cm without base .

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

Lot 48: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA born 1927 f.

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Description: Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m. Arctic Terns, 1960 (Dorset Series), stencil, 1/50, 15 x 23 in, 38.1 x 58.4 cm sight, 24 x 29.5 in, 61 x 75 cm framed.

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Niviaksiak (1908-1959) m.

Lot 49: Niviaksiak (1908-1959) m.

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Description: Printmaker: Osuitok Ipeelee RCA (1923-2005) m. Eskimo Summer Tent, 1959 #1, stencil, 30/30, 13 x 11.75 in, 33 x 29.9 cm sight, 20 x 18.5 in, 50.8 x 47 cm framed.

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Sheouak Petaulassie(1918-1961) f.

Lot 50: Sheouak Petaulassie(1918-1961) f.

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Description: Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m. Conversation with Foxes, 1960 #53, stencil, 4/50, 9 x 13 in, 22.9 x 33 cm sight, 15 x 19 in, 38.1 x 48.3 cm framed.

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