The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 181
SIMON OLEEKATALIK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • SIMON OLEEKATALIK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • SIMON OLEEKATALIK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • SIMON OLEEKATALIK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY

181

SIMON OLEEKATALIK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY, E4-129, Spence Bay

GIRL JUMPING ROPE

stone, leather
signed in syllabics, c.1993
10.25 ins x 8 ins x 2 ins; 26 cms x 20.3 cms x 5.1 cms

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $1,440
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The artist was born in Gjoa Haven but moved with his parents to Taloyoak (Spence Bay) in 1962. He spent a year in an Edmonton hospital where he made his first carving. As a carpenter he is usually busy with building projects, but he sets some time aside for carving sculptures. This work would be his most popular and defining subject matter.

Literature:

Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, page 99.