Indigenous & Inuit Art

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Artwork by Frederick Arthur Verner, Indian Maiden
Lot #155
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER
Indian Maiden

oil on canvas
signed and dated indistinctly (1874) lower right
21.5 x 17.25 ins ( 54.6 x 43.8 cms )

Estimated: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Next bid is: $7,000.00

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September 28th at 04:15:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Thunderbird at Rest
Lot #175
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Thunderbird at Rest

acrylic on kraft card, laid on masonite
signed in syllabics lower right
32 x 23.25 ins ( 81.3 x 59.1 cms )

Estimated: $12,000.00$8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Next bid is: $7,000.00

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September 28th at 04:30:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Albert Indianstein
Lot #156
JANE ASH POITRAS
Albert Indianstein

mixed media on canvas
signed and dated 1994 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1994 on the reverse
36 x 48 ins ( 91.4 x 121.9 cms )

Estimated: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00

Next bid is: $3,400.00

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Artwork by Arthur Shilling, Portrait of a Young Girl
Lot #158
ARTHUR SHILLING
Portrait of a Young Girl

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed and dated 1972 on the reverse
28.5 x 22.75 ins ( 72.4 x 57.8 cms )

Estimated: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Current bid: $3,000.00
Next bid is: $3,200.00

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Artwork by Alex Simeon Janvier, Mid-Summer Winter
Lot #157
ALEX SIMEON JANVIER
Mid-Summer Winter

acrylic on wove paper
signed lower right; initialed, titled, dated 1992 and inscribed “For Dr. Johnston, Here’s all the bet to you” and “Painted in Janvier Studio, Cold Lake, Alberta”
13 x ins ( 33 x 0 cms ) ( diameter )

Estimated: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00

Current bid: $3,600.00
Next bid is: $3,800.00

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Artwork by Aubrey Johnson, Orca and Eagle Totem
Lot #160
AUBREY JOHNSON
Orca and Eagle Totem

painted wood totem pole sculpture
artist’s monogram carved on underside
37.25 x 18 x 7.5 ins ( 94.6 x 45.7 x 19.1 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00

Next bid is: $900.00

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Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Untitled
Lot #159
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Untitled

pencil drawing
signed in syllabics lower right
13 x 22 ins ( 33 x 55.9 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00

Current bid: $850.00
Next bid is: $900.00

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Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Untitled (Fish X-Ray Vision)
Lot #176
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Untitled (Fish X-Ray Vision)

pencil drawing
signed in syllabics lower right
13 x 22 ins ( 33 x 55.9 cms )

Estimated: $1,500.00$1,000.00 - $1,500.00

Current bid: $750.00
Next bid is: $800.00

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September 28th at 04:30:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Untitled Portrait
Lot #178
JANE ASH POITRAS
Untitled Portrait

mixed media on paper
signed and dated 1986 lower right; unframed (matted)
13.5 x 16.25 ins ( 34.3 x 41.3 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $600.00
Next bid is: $650.00

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Artwork by Seepee Ipeelie, Perched Bird
Lot #162
SEEPEE IPEELIE
Perched Bird

soapstone and antler sculpture
signed and dated 1976 (incised) on the underside
3.5 x 7.25 x 4.75 ins ( 8.9 x 18.4 x 12.1 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $600.00
Next bid is: $650.00

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Artwork by Roy Thomas, Untitled
Lot #179
ROY THOMAS
Untitled

acrylic on paper, laid down on board
signed and dated 1973 lower right
29 x 19 ins ( 73.7 x 48.3 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $1,400.00
Next bid is: $1,500.00

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Artwork by Reg Williams, Tsimshian Sun Mask
Lot #163
REG WILLIAMS
Tsimshian Sun Mask


signed and titled on the reverse
22 x 25 x 4 ins ( 55.9 x 63.5 x 10.2 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Next bid is: $600.00

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Artwork by Rufus Moody, Totem with Fish, Rabbit, Eagle, Human and Frog Motifs
Lot #161
RUFUS MOODY
Totem with Fish, Rabbit, Eagle, Human and Frog Motifs

argillite
etched signature on the underside
9.25 x 2.5 x 2.5 ins ( 23.5 x 6.4 x 6.4 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,200.00$900.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $850.00
Next bid is: $900.00

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Artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak, Yellow Breasted Loon
Lot #177
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
Yellow Breasted Loon

lithograph
inscribed with the artist name, title, edition 6/50 and “Dorset 2007” in the lower margin
21.25 x 26.5 ins ( 54 x 67.3 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $1,200.00$900.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $1,100.00
Next bid is: $1,200.00

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September 28th at 04:30:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak, Submerged
Lot #164
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
Submerged

colour etching and aquatint
inscribed with the artist name, title, edition 50/50 and “Dorset 2002” in the lower margin
23 x 31.25 ins ( 58.4 x 79.4 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Current bid: $600.00
Next bid is: $650.00

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Artwork by Kumakuluk Saggiak, Falcon
Lot #181
KUMAKULUK SAGGIAK
Falcon

serpentine stone sculpture
incised signature, dated “Feb. 1985” and inscribed “Cape Dorset NWT” on the underside
12.5 x 10.5 x 3.75 ins ( 31.8 x 26.7 x 9.5 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Next bid is: $500.00

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Artwork by Latcholassie Akesuk, Transitioning Figure
Lot #182
LATCHOLASSIE AKESUK
Transitioning Figure

stone
glued to an acrylic stand
8.5 x 6 x 2 ins ( 21.6 x 15.2 x 5.1 cms ) ( overall (excluding base) )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Next bid is: $300.00

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Artwork by Kananginak Pootoogook, Protective Stance
Lot #165
KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK
Protective Stance

stonecut and stencil
inscribed with the artist name, title, edition 11/50 and “Dorset 1988” in the lower margin
18 x 24 ins ( 45.7 x 61 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Current bid: $600.00
Next bid is: $650.00

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Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Shaman Lady
Lot #166
JANE ASH POITRAS
Shaman Lady

screenprint and collage on paper
signed and titled in the lower margin; unframed
31 x 29.5 ins ( 78.7 x 74.9 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Current bid: $500.00
Next bid is: $550.00

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Artwork by Anna Noeh, Contemporary Nomads at the Airport
Lot #180
ANNA NOEH
Contemporary Nomads at the Airport

oil on board
signed and dated 1984 lower left; signed and titled on the reverse
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Next bid is: $550.00

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