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Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A., ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ

UNTITLED


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), E2-384, BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ
UNTITLED

coloured pencil and graphite drawing, signed in syllabics, c. 1974-1976, framed

22" x 30" — 56.2 x 76.1 cm.

Exhibited:
Jessie Oonark, A Retrospective, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1986/1987, page 126, figure 64.

Literature:
Jessie Oonark, A Retrospective, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1986/1987, page 48-49, 67

Note:
Jack Butler on Oonark:

“Whatever she set out to do at the beginning, what shines through is a tremendous human being with a great command of the artistic language given to her by her culture, and developed by herself.”

“’The general process of coming up with titles for Oonark prints was very difficult... She would resist to the end saying what it was about, or she’d change her story every time you talked to her. So it was difficult to come to some sense ... as to what title really would be appropriate.’... Oonark, like other artists - particularly prolific, creative ones - has conveyed layers of meaning here that she herself is consciously unaware of.”

Estimate: $5,000—7,000

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2017-05-30 Waddington's 43A 5,000 7,000 11,400.00

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