The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 182
Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY
  • Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY

182

Attr: TOMMY ASHEVAK, TALOYOAK/SPENCE BAY, E4-297, Spence Bay

TRANSFORMING SHAMAN

bone, mounted to revolving wood base
10 ins x 8 ins x 8 ins; 25.4 cms x 20.3 cms x 20.3 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Tommy was a contemporary of Karoo Ashevak’s. Both artists compose their works with humour and flamboyance, characteristics that are synonymous with their community of Spence Bay and the Netsilik region, more generally.

Literature:

Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, page 72.