Inuit & First Nations Art

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Artwork by Angus Trudeau, Little Current
Lot #145
ANGUS TRUDEAU
Little Current

mixed media on paper
titled at upper edge
21.5 x 27.25 ins ( 54.6 x 69.2 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00

Current bid: $2,600.00
Next bid is: $2,800.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Butterfly
Lot #146
JANE ASH POITRAS
Butterfly

mixed media on board
signed at right edge
15.75 x 12 ins ( 40 x 30.5 cms )

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

Next bid is: $800.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Navajo Shaman Power
Lot #147
JANE ASH POITRAS
Navajo Shaman Power

mixed media with acrylic and collage on paper
signed lower right
22 x 29.75 ins ( 55.9 x 75.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $1,600.00$1,200.00 - $1,600.00

Next bid is: $1,100.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Goyce Kakegamic, Camp at Sunset
Lot #148
GOYCE KAKEGAMIC
Camp at Sunset

acrylic on paper
signed and dated 1981 lower middle right
24 x 35 ins ( 61 x 88.9 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Current bid: $750.00
Next bid is: $800.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Goyce Kakegamic, Shaking Tent Ceremony
Lot #149
GOYCE KAKEGAMIC
Shaking Tent Ceremony

acrylic on paper
signed and dated 1980 lower right
27.5 x 21.5 ins ( 69.9 x 54.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Current bid: $550.00
Next bid is: $600.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Tony Hunt (Jr.), Kwagiulth, Laughter Mask
Lot #150
TONY HUNT (JR.)
Kwagiulth, Laughter Mask


painted and carved wood mask with hair inserts
signed, titled and dated 1996 on the reverse
13.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 ins ( 34.3 x 26.7 x 16.5 cms ) ( overall )

Estimated: $1,700.00$1,500.00 - $1,700.00

Next bid is: $1,200.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Paul Johnny, Mask with Large Ears
Lot #151
PAUL JOHNNY
Mask with Large Ears

painted cedar wood and copper with horse hair
signed and artist’s stamp on the reverse
10.5 x 14 x 6.5 ins ( 26.7 x 35.6 x 16.5 cms ) ( excluding hair )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $300.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Paul Johnny, Mask
Lot #152
PAUL JOHNNY
Mask

painted cedar wood with horse hair
signed and artist’s stamp on the reverse
11 x 8.5 x 6 ins ( 27.9 x 21.6 x 15.2 cms ) ( excluding hair )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $300.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Patrick Amos, Killer Whale Mask with Hawk and Dorsal Fin
Lot #153
PATRICK AMOS
Killer Whale Mask with Hawk and Dorsal Fin

painted cedar bark and horse hair
signed and inscribed “Nu-Chah-Nulth Style Killer Whale with hawk, dorsil fin, cedar bark and horse hair, Maw-Ach-Aht Nation, July 25, 2000” on the reverse
30 x 15 x 8 ins ( 76.2 x 38.1 x 20.3 cms ) ( excluding hair )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by George Earl Storry, “Haida” Eagle Moon
Lot #154
GEORGE EARL STORRY
“Haida” Eagle Moon

painted carved mask with copper accents
signed, titled and dated “98/08/04” and inscribed “ITNE”
21 x 21 x 4 ins ( 53.3 x 53.3 x 10.2 cms ) ( diameter )

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

Next bid is: $600.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Art Thompson, Untitled
Lot #155
ART THOMPSON
Untitled

lithograph in colours
signed, titled, dated 1995 and numbered 71/75 in the lower margin
24 x 24 ins ( 61 x 61 cms ) ( diameter (sight) )

Estimated: $400.00$200.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $330.00
Next bid is: $355.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Robert Davidson, Our Spirit Soars
Lot #156
ROBERT DAVIDSON
Our Spirit Soars

colour serigraph
titled and numbered 12/26 lower right
10.75 x 38.75 ins ( 27.3 x 98.4 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Current bid: $950.00
Next bid is: $1,000.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Randy Trudeau, Eagle and Man
Lot #157
RANDY TRUDEAU
Eagle and Man

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1982 lower right
20 x 28 ins ( 50.8 x 71.1 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak, Kinglet Arctic Bird
Lot #158
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
Kinglet Arctic Bird

pentel ink and crayon on paper
signed in syllabics lower right
19.75 x 25.5 ins ( 50.2 x 64.8 cms ) ( sheet )

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

Next bid is: $800.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Helen Kalvak, Polar Bear Among Ice Floes
Lot #159
HELEN KALVAK
Polar Bear Among Ice Floes

stencil
inscribed with artist’s name, titled, dated 1966, numbered 34/50 and inscribed “Cape Dorset” in the lower margin
17.25 x 20.75 ins ( 43.8 x 52.7 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00

Next bid is: $250.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Pitseolak Ashoona, Summer Migration
Lot #160
PITSEOLAK ASHOONA
Summer Migration

stonecut
inscribed with artist’s name, titled, dated 1970, numbered 14/50 and inscribed “Cape Dorset” in the lower margin
24.5 x 17 ins ( 62.2 x 43.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $180.00
Next bid is: $190.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Various Artists, Four Inuit Sculptures
Lot #161
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Four Inuit Sculptures

four soapstone sculptures
- Timothy Quananaapik (1938-1984, Povungnituk/Puvirnituq), “Fisherman with Catch”, signed in Roman and dated 1976 on the underside, 3 x 8 x 1.75 ins (overall);
- Unidentified Inuit Artist, “Standing Figure”, signed indistinctly in syllabics on the underside, 4 x 2.25 x 11.75 ins (overall);
- (possibly) Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (1910-1976, Povungnituk/Puvirnituq), “Hunter Attacked by Walrus, signed in syllabics on underside, 2 x 11 x 6.5 ins (overall);
- Unidentified Inuit artist, “Mother and Child”, signed indistinctly in syllabics on the underside; 7.75 x 5 x 3 ins (overall)
x ins ( 0 x 0 cms )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $500.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Vince Bomberry, Running Figure (Iroquois Legend of the Little People)
Lot #162
VINCE BOMBERRY
Running Figure (Iroquois Legend of the Little People)

moose antler and steatite
signed (incised) to the lower leg
11 x 8.5 x 4 ins ( 27.9 x 21.6 x 10.2 cms ) ( including base )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Lipa Pitsiulak, Drum Dancer
Lot #163
LIPA PITSIULAK
Drum Dancer

whale bone
17 x 9.5 x 11 ins ( 43.2 x 24.1 x 27.9 cms ) ( overall, including base )

Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Next bid is: $500.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Teepees and Tree
Lot #164
JANE ASH POITRAS
Teepees and Tree

acrylic on board
signed and dated 1996 lower right
11 x 15 ins ( 27.9 x 38.1 cms )

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

Next bid is: $800.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras, Children
Lot #165
JANE ASH POITRAS
Children

mixed media on paper
signed and dated 1987 lower right
29 x 27 ins ( 73.7 x 68.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $2,000.00$1,500.00 - $2,000.00

Next bid is: $1,300.00

Closes September 27th at 03:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Unidentified Haida Artist, Totem
Lot #166
UNIDENTIFIED HAIDA ARTIST
Totem

argillite
incised “905839904” and “657” (struck) on the reverse
12.25 x 3.25 x 3.25 ins ( 31.1 x 8.3 x 8.3 cms ) ( overall (including base) )

Estimated: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00

Next bid is: $4,000.00

Closes September 27th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, Artist’s Spiritual Wife and Children
Lot #167
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Artist’s Spiritual Wife and Children

colour serigraph
signed, titled, dated 1977, numbered 4/100 and inscribed “Woodland Studios” in the lower margin
32 x 22 ins ( 81.3 x 55.9 cms ) ( subject )

Estimated: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Current bid: $500.00
Next bid is: $550.00

Closes September 27th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Norval Morrisseau, The Spring Equinox
Lot #168
NORVAL MORRISSEAU
The Spring Equinox

serigraph
signed, artist’s stamp, titled and numbered 37/39 in the lower margin
26 x 17 ins ( 66 x 43.2 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes September 27th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by David B. Williams, Sun Dance - Summer Venture
Lot #169
DAVID B. WILLIAMS
Sun Dance - Summer Venture

acrylic on paper
signed, titled and dated 1997 in the lower margin; unframed
22.5 x 30 ins ( 57.2 x 76.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Current bid: $400.00
Next bid is: $425.00

Closes September 27th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

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