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Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A., ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ

PLAYING WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, E2-384, BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ
PLAYING WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN

stonecut and stencil, 1981, 15/40, unframed

22 x 29.5 in — 55.9 x 74.9 cm

Literature:
Inuit Art Foundation. "Flashback: Jessie Oonark”, Accessed April 5, 2018.http://iaq.inuitartfoundation.org/30-3-flashback-jessie-oonark/

Note:
‘“Her only indulgence seems to have been her grandchildren. Fred Ford, who manned the counter at the tuck shop attached to his Qamani’tuaq gallery, recalls her coming in for candy, always with a flock of children in attendance. (Some were her relations, others were hangers-on.) “They followed her around everywhere,” he remembers.’

Estimate: $2,500—3,500

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2018-05-29 Waddington's 84 2,500 3,500 7,800.00
2012-04-30 Waddington's 86 2,000 2,500 2,880.00

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