The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 100
HENRY EVALUARDJUK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • HENRY EVALUARDJUK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • HENRY EVALUARDJUK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT

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HENRY EVALUARDJUK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT, E5-846, Iqaluit

WOMAN WITH HER CHILDREN

stone
c. 1970
12 ins x 12 ins x 5 ins; 30.5 cms x 30.5 cms x 12.7 cms

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $5,520
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Henry was asked to create a work that was personal to him while he was in prison. The extremely soft light coloured stone supplied to him lent itself to the undercutting needed to create negative space around the close-knit bodies of this family. It was implied that this scene may in fact have represented Henry himself as a small man leaning up against his giant wife.

Provenance:

NWT Commissioner Hodgens acquired the work from the artist while he was in prison.
Sold to the consignor’s grandfather, Hubert Heinrich, by the Commissioner, Germany.
By descent to present owner, California, U.S.A.