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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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Bill Nasogaluak, ᐱᐃᓪ ᓇᓱᒐᓗᐊᒃ



stone, signed in Roman, dated 2010, Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

4 x 9.5 x 5.75 in — 10.2 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm

Unflinching of eye, and unwavering in the clarity of his artistic statements, artist Bill Nasogaluak has developed a highly distinctive canon of images encompassing subjects as diverse as shamanism and Inuit mythology, Western Renaissance traditions, climate change, depression, and the impacts of industry in the North.

A self-taught artist with a passion for both Inuit and Western art history, Nasogaluak is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and instructor whose prescient artworks have been garnering notable curatorial attention in recent years. [1, 2] Held in important private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, we are pleased to offer ten diverse works by the artist (see lots 1 through 10 of this sale).

Here, a shaman in transformation takes the form of a basking seal. Carved in heavily mottled stone by Bill Nasogaluak, the animal’s human-like visage is rendered in minute detail, protruding from a hood-like opening in the animal’s body.

For important related works by the artist in the collection of the AGO, see the ongoing exhibit “Bill Nasogaluak”, Click here to read more.


1. Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bill Nasogaluak” 2021-Ongoing, Click here to read more.

2. Prnewswire, “Bill Nasogaluak: Shapeshifter” FFA, January 2020. Click here to read more.

Estimate: $500—700

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2022-03-17 Waddington's 10 500 700 480.00
2021-10-21 Waddington's 157 600 900 900.00

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