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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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Pitaloosie Saila

WOMAN & SNOW BIRD


PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-)
WOMAN & SNOW BIRD

stonecut
1973, 48/50
24 x 16.5 in — 61 x 41.9 cm


Provenance:
Private Collection, Oakville

Literature:
Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson and Minnie Aodla Freeman (eds.), Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset, Chronicle Books and Canadian Museum of Civilization, San Francisco, 1996, page 158 for Woman & Snow Bird, reproduced in colour.

"I designed it like a shadow, like one part of the face being in the dark. As if it wasn’t brightly lit in the home in those days. Also, a face is different on both sides.”


Estimate: $7,000–9,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2019-05-27 Waddington's 71 7,000 9,000 8,400.00

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