Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 47
RUTH ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK (1934-)
  • RUTH ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK (1934-)
  • RUTH ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK (1934-)

47

RUTH ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK (1934-), E2-16, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

OLD LADY

coloured pencil drawing
signed in syllabics
22.25 x 29.5 in — 56.5 x 74.9 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Annaqtuusi was fascinated by the stories of shamans she heard as a child. Her drawings are exuberant and colourful and tend to fill the entire paper.
This female shaman surrounded by helper spirits is the subject of many of her drawings.

For a reproduction of this image see, Ruth Tulurialik and David Pelly, Qikaaluktut: Images of Inuit Life, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1986, page 27.