Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 60
PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)
  • PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009)

60

PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009), E7-990, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

STRUTTING POLAR BEAR

stone
signed in Roman and syllabics, c. 1970
10 x 8.25 x 5 in — 25.4 x 21 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $14,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Pauta was one of the first Inuk artists to develop a distinctive, personally unique style. A Pauta bear among a shelf of polar bear sculptures is instantly recognized. Although he worked on a wide variety of subjects, his dancing bears are particularly significant to him because polar bears are important shamanistic creatures, embodied spirit helpers of Inuit culture.

Provenance:

Gallery One, Toronto, 1984
Private Collection, WI