Inuit and First Nations Art Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Inuit and First Nations Art which concluded on March 22, 2022. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Thunderbird
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Thunderbird

acrylic on kraft board
signed in syllabics at right
24 x 50 ins ( 61 x 127 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00
Price Realized $9,600.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Nuna Parr, Dancing Bear
NUNA PARR
Dancing Bear

stone
12.75 x 10 x 6.25 ins ( 32.4 x 25.4 x 15.9 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized $9,000.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Sheouak Petaulassie, White Whale Startled by Polar Bear
SHEOUAK PETAULASSIE
White Whale Startled by Polar Bear

sealskin stencil
inscribed with the artist’s name, title, numbered 35/50 and dated “Cape Dorset N.W.T. 1961” in the lower margin
11.5 x 28.5 ins ( 29.2 x 72.4 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak, Into the Light
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
Into the Light

etching and aquatint
inscribed with the artist’s name, title, numbered 50/100 and dated ”Dorset 1999” in the lower margin
22.25 x 30.5 ins ( 56.5 x 77.5 cms ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$2,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, Bear Pendant
BILL RONALD REID
Bear Pendant

18 karat gold
stamped “CAVELTI” and “18k” (incised) on the reverse
0.8125 x 0.625 ins ( 2.1 x 1.6 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized $6,600.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Allen Sapp, Playing Hockey
ALLEN SAPP
Playing Hockey

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $5,040.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Bob Boyer, Joe Two Rivers Took the Pipe
BOB BOYER
Joe Two Rivers Took the Pipe

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 2002 on the reverse
30.25 x 39.75 ins ( 76.8 x 101 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $5,040.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Abraham Etungat, Bird with Raised Wings
ABRAHAM ETUNGAT
Bird with Raised Wings

stone
signed in syllabics on the underside
9.5 x 7.5 x 4.25 ins ( 24.1 x 19.1 x 10.8 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00
Price Realized $3,360.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Allen Sapp, Sledding with Dog
ALLEN SAPP
Sledding with Dog

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized $2,880.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Eddy Cobiness, Shaman
EDDY COBINESS
Shaman

acrylic on canvas
signed, dated 1979 and inscribed “47” at the lower edge
30 x 14 ins ( 76.2 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized $1,440.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak, Spirit
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
Spirit

crayon and ink drawing
signed in syllabics lower right; unframed
20 x 26 ins ( 50.8 x 66 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $2,500.00$1,500.00 - $2,500.00
Price Realized $1,320.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Randy Trudeau, The Voice and the Power of the Spiritual Thunder Bird
RANDY TRUDEAU
The Voice and the Power of the Spiritual Thunder Bird

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the reverse
24 x 18 ins ( 61 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized $1,320.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Matiusie Iyaituk, Legend of Lumaaq (Lumaaq with her Adopted Whale Baby)
MATIUSIE IYAITUK
Legend of Lumaaq (Lumaaq with her Adopted Whale Baby)

stone
signed with syllabics; titled and dated 1996 on the underside
9 x 15 x 27 ins ( 22.9 x 38.1 x 68.6 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $1,200.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by Stephen Bruce, Alert Bay Hok Hok Mask
STEPHEN BRUCE
Alert Bay Hok Hok Mask

red cedar, cedar bark, acrylic
signed and titled inside mask
10 x 8.5 x 43 ins ( 25.4 x 21.6 x 109.2 cms ) ( excluding cedar straw )

Auction Estimate: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
Price Realized $1,200.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Artwork by  Unidentified Northwest Coast Artist, Early 20th Century North American West Coast Indian Potlatch Scoop
UNIDENTIFIED NORTHWEST COAST ARTIST
Early 20th Century North American West Coast Indian Potlatch Scoop

wooden potlatch scoop
scoop with incised whale and beaver to handle having wolf head terminal
1 x 1.5 x 13.75 ins ( 2.5 x 3.8 x 34.9 cms ) ( overall (excluding base) )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized $1,200.00
Sale date: March 22nd 2022

Previous Auctions

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Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
The Art of Barbara Mercer (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Cities & Towns (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Spring Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
From the Estate of Robert Markle (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 15, 2022
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Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 31, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 31, 2022
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 19, 2022
 
Inuit and First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 22, 2022
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 22, 2022
 
Canada & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Three Dimensions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 1, 2022
 
Post War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Canadian Winter (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 1, 2022
 
Works on Paper, Books & Tapestries (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Holiday Charm (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 14, 2021
 
Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Fall Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Auction to Benefit the Art Gallery of Alberta (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 30, 2021
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 22, 2021
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October Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 26, 2021
 
Indigenous & Inuit Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Art of Quebec: La belle province (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 28, 2021
 
Prints of Sampson Matthews (& Related Work) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
Books & Reference (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 17, 2021
 
People & Places (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 20, 2021
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 24, 2021
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 9, 2021
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Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
From the Estate of William Ronald (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 1, 2021
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 27, 2021
 
Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 30, 2021
 
Indigenous & Inuit Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 30, 2021
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 23, 2021
 
From the Archives of Sampson-Matthews Ltd. (& Related Material) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 23, 2021
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 2, 2021
 
Artwork from a Canadian Private Collection (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 15, 2020
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: December 3, 2020
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Canadian & International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 17, 2020
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 27, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 29, 2020
 
Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art
Sale Closed: September 24, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 11, 2020
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 14, 2020
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 23, 2020
 
Canadian & International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 2, 2020
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 12, 2020
 
Canadian and International Artwork (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 14, 2020
 
Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 18, 2020
 
From the Collection of Paul Duval (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 28, 2020
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 19, 2019
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2019
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 20, 2018
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2018
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 23, 2017
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 25, 2017
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 22, 2016
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 31, 2016
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 25, 2015
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 28, 2015
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 28, 2014
 
Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: May 29, 2014
 
Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: November 29, 2013
 

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