Inuit & First Nations Art

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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) )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Alex Simeon Janvier, Prairie Life Line
Lot #174
ALEX SIMEON JANVIER
Prairie Life Line

oil on canvas
signed lower left; titled on the reverse; unframed
24 x 30 ins ( 61 x 76.2 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Daphne Odjig, Mother and Child
Lot #176
DAPHNE ODJIG
Mother and Child

ink & mixed media
signed and dated 1980 lower right
28 x 22 ins ( 71.1 x 55.9 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized: $3,840.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Allen Sapp, Telling Him He’s Going to Cut Willow Pickets Tomorrow
Lot #177
ALLEN SAPP
Telling Him He’s Going to Cut Willow Pickets Tomorrow

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; titled on a label on the reverse
24 x 36 ins ( 61 x 91.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$4,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized: $3,840.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

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 )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized: $3,360.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Allen Sapp, Nokum is Sewing Outside
Lot #178
ALLEN SAPP
Nokum is Sewing Outside

oil on canvas
signed lower right; inscribed “10490” on a label on the reverse; unframed
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized: $3,120.00
Sale date: September 27th 2022

Artwork by Allen Sapp, He’s Looking to Get a Log to Make a Sleigh Runner
Lot #179
ALLEN SAPP
He’s Looking to Get a Log to Make a Sleigh Runner

oil on canvas
signed lower right; titled on the reverse; unframed
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 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 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 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 )

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