Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 66
KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010)
  • KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010)
  • KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010)
  • KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010)

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KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010), E7-1168, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

BASHFUL WALRUS

stone
signed in syllabics
13 x 12 x 8 in — 33 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $6,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The motivation behind this charming caricature of a walrus is unknown, however Kananginak has captured the playfulness perfectly. Not necessarily known for his overt humour, Kananginak can exact any rendition of an animal whether through pen or chisel.

Provenance:

Waddington’s, November 2008, lot 241, Toronto,
Tom Vanderpoel Collection, Barrington, IL