Indigenous Art featuring Selections from the Estate of Richard LaPrairie
OCTOBER 3 - 8
We are pleased to present a stylistically and geographically diverse selection of Canadian Indigenous art, ranging from the Northwest Coast of Canada to the Woodland artists of Ontario. Highlights include works by Beau Dick, Benjamin Chee Chee, Jane Ash Poitras, Tim Paul, Robert Davidson, and an impressive Thunderbird by Norval Morrisseau.
FREDA DIESING, Haida, Prince Rupert
OLD WOMAN WITH LIP ORNAMENT
RECORD PRICE REALISED: $40,800
OCTOBER 3 - 8
Our October Inuit Art auction showcases works from private collections and local estates, including that of Richard LaPrairie, from which proceeds will be generously donated by the Estate to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium to benefit children living with cancer.
Collectors can expect a superb selection of stone cut prints, stone and whalebone sculpture from across the Canadian Arctic. The auction features work by prominent artists including Lucy Quinnuayuak, Luke Anguhadluk, Kananginak Pootoogook, Kenojuak Ashevak, Kiakshuk, Joe Talirunili, Kiawak Ashoona, Nuna Parr, Seepee Ipeelee, Davie Atchealak and more.VIEW PRICES REALISED
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Led by exceptional works by Ennutsiak, Joe Talirunili, Kenojuak Ashevak, Jessie Oonark Pauta Saila, Shuvinai Ashoona, and Pauta Saila, our September Inuit Art auction is a wonderful mix of contemporary and historic pieces.
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq
PRICE REALISED: $216,000VIEW PRICES REALISED
AUGUST 1 - 6
This 132-lot auction features works by notable artists Osuitok Ipeelee, Nuna Parr, Joe Talirunili, Andy Miki, Luke Airut, Kiawak Ashoona, Aqjangajuk Shaa, Lucassie Ikkidluak, and Kenojuak Ashevak.
Collectors of graphics will be pleased to see prints not only from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), but excellent works from Pangniqtuuq (Pangnurtung) and Puvirnituq (Povungnituk). Also of note are several exception works by unidentified artists, including a sculpture of a hunter and seal from the Belcher Islands; and two wall hangings, one from Baker Lake.
LUCASSIE IKKIDLUAK (1949-), Lake Harbour / Kimmirut
Price Realised: $12,180VIEW PRICES REALISED
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.
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Upcoming Auctions and Events
Waddington’s always welcomes consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions.
We are currently specifically interested in the following:
- Classic sculpture and graphics from the 1950s & 1960s.
- Wall hangings, prints and drawings by Jessie Oonark.
- Sculpture by top artists from Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Spence Bay, Gjoa Haven, Inukjuak.
- Works by Joe Talirunili, Ennutsiak, Osuitok Ipeelie, Pauta Saila, Karoo Ashevak, George Tataniq, Judas Ullulaq, Elizabeth Nutaraluk.
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