The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 63
JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT
  • JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT

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JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT , E7-1166, Cape Dorset

WITH THE RAVEN COMES THE FISH

stonecut
1959, 35/50
unframed 16.75 ins x 12 ins; 42.5 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $4,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“The Eskimos say that with the raven comes the fish. When the raven passes overhead, the fisherman should look into the water because the fish will be passing underneath at the same time.”

Literature:

Original 1959 Graphics Catalogue, Department of Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Catalogue Number SC-26.