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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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Osuitok Ipeelee, ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ

MAN WITH HIS DOG


OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, E7-1154, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
MAN WITH HIS DOG

stone, signed in syllabics, c. 1970s

22.5 x 14 x 5 in — 57.2 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm

Literature:
Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Winnipeg, MB, 1988, page 46.

Note:
“In his carvings Osuitok claims he is just representing Inuit people, not specific individuals, even though the completed image may seem to resemble a particular person. ...many of Osuitok’s sculptures show the people and animals he knows from his day-to-day life...”

Estimate: $3,000—5,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2018-09-20 Waddington's 23 3,000 5,000 3,000.00
2009-11-09 Waddington's 101 5,000 7,000 5,100.00

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