Inuit & First Nations Art

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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 )

Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00
Price Realized: $288.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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) )

Auction Estimate: $400.00$200.00 - $400.00
Price Realized: $396.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $500.00$300.00 - $500.00
Price Realized: $300.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $840.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by David Morrisseau, A Loon Rising Up in the Morning; A Loon Calling by the Nest
Lot #170
DAVID MORRISSEAU
A Loon Rising Up in the Morning; A Loon Calling by the Nest

two coloured pencils on paper
- “A Loon Rising Up in the Morning” (signed in Roman and syllabics and dated 1997 lower right, 8 x 10.5 ins [sight]);
- “A Loon Calling by the Nest” (signed in Roman and syllabics and dated 1997 lower right; 8 x 10.5 ins [sight])

8 x 10.5 ins ( 20.3 x 26.7 cms ) ( each sight )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by David Morrisseau, Loon, the Fish Catcher Going Up; Hummingbird Among Pink Flowers
Lot #171
DAVID MORRISSEAU
Loon, the Fish Catcher Going Up; Hummingbird Among Pink Flowers

two coloured pencils on paper
- “Loon, the Fish Catcher Going Up” (signed in Roman and syllabics and dated 1997 lower right, 7.5 x 9.5 ins [sight]);
- “Hummingbird Among Pink Flowers” (signed in Roman and syllabics and dated 1997 lower right, 8 x 10.5 ins [sight])

8 x 10.5 ins ( 20.3 x 26.7 cms ) ( largest sight )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Carl Beam, “Gradual Progress, Growth”; “The Whale of Our Being”; “Anongonse Migwans Beam”
Lot #180
CARL BEAM
“Gradual Progress, Growth”; “The Whale of Our Being”; “Anongonse Migwans Beam”

three mixed media works on paper
each signed lower right; each seal stamped “Carl Beam Original Work” lower left

“The Whale of Our Being” also inscribed “Pulp mill in Espanola, Ontario” with a “Neon Raven” stamp lower left

“Anonganse Migwans Beam” also inscribed “my daughter as a feather”;
each unframed
15.25 x 12 ins ( 38.7 x 30.5 cms ) ( each sheet )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $480.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Eddy Cobiness, Loon
Lot #172
EDDY COBINESS
Loon

watercolour
signed lower right; dated 1997 lower left
17.5 x 22.5 ins ( 44.5 x 57.2 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $1,140.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

This sale is now closed.

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 )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $360.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $360.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $1,140.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Daphne Odjig, Piggyback
Lot #175
DAPHNE ODJIG
Piggyback

colour serigraph
signed, titled, dated 1981 and numbered 52/125 in the lower margin
19.75 x 17.75 ins ( 50.2 x 45.1 cms ) ( subject )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $660.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $1,320.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $1,140.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Eddy Cobiness, Geese
Lot #173
EDDY COBINESS
Geese

acrylic on canvas board
signed and dated 1991 lower right
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $720.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $480.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $480.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00
Price Realized: $600.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Carl Beam, Untitled (from The Whale of Our Being)
Lot #181
CARL BEAM
Untitled (from The Whale of Our Being)

mixed media on paper
signed lower right
30 x 22.5 ins ( 76.2 x 57.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00
Price Realized: $780.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00
Price Realized: $900.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00
Price Realized: $720.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

This sale is now closed.

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