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i u a pi pu pa ti tu ta ki ku ka gi gu ga mi mu ma ni nu na si su sa li lu la ji ju ja vi vu va ri ru ra qi qu qa ngi ngu nga lhi lhu lha

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Simon Tookoome


SIMON TOOKOOME (1934-2010), E2-426, Baker Lake
THE PLEASURES OF EATING FISH, stonecut and stencil, 1970, 15/50, framed, sight, 23.75" x 35" — 60.3 x 88.9 cm.

Est. $300/500

Note: “The subject is evidently a magic image relating to the procurement of food. The print can be read as an invocation of the spirit of abundance. The composite image, difficult to interpret in its entirety, obviously refers to a masked shaman. He represents the spirit of the land...engaged in fishing, eating and conjuring success for the hunter. The print forecasts the joy of eating. Tookoome’s drawings is always explicit; the elements of the composition are clearly defined by lines printed from stone, with the colour being applied by stencil.”

Furneaux, Patrick and Leo Rosshandler, Ernst Roch, ed., Art of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, 1974, pp. 206-7

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-05-06 Waddington's 209 300 500 780.00
2012-11-05 Waddington's 170 300 500 264.00

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