ONLINE AUCTION

Birds of the Arctic


APRIL 10 - 15

The Arctic is home to approximately 200 species of birds. Their return to the region in the spring is a major seasonal milestone, and serves as the inspiration for this auction. A favourite subject for Inuit artists, look for avian-themed sculptures and works on paper by Kananginak Pootoogook, Latcholassie Akesuk, Abraham Etungat, Kenojuak Ashevak, Lucy Qinnuayuak and others.

Please contact us for auction details, additional photographs, condition reports or virtual consultations.

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Inuit Art


MAY 8 - 13

With a focus on a global approach this season through our digital catalogue and online platform, Waddington’s is pleased to present our major Spring 2021 Inuit Art Auction. Look for works by highly sought after artists such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Joe Talirunili, Jessie Oonark, John Tiktak, Johnny Inukpuk, Karoo Ashevak, and Marion Tuu’luq.

Please contact us for auction details, additional photographs, condition reports or virtual consultations.

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Katilvik


Inuit & Canadian Indigenous Art Resource

A virtual resource place to discover, learn and research unique works of art and the artists who create them.

Waddington’s created Katilvik in 2006 for those passionate about Inuit art. In 2020 we launched an enhanced Katilvik, encompassing Canadian Indigenous Art.

We’ll continue to make this website as dynamic as the art forms it encompasses. Content updates and new contributions will ensure you find something new and informative every time you visit.

 

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


March 13 - 18

QAVAROAK TUNNILLIE
SEDNA
Price Realised: $2,400

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Waddington's West


March 6 - 11

NORVAL MORRISSEAU
MISHIPESHU (THE GREAT LYNX)
Price Realised: $4,200

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Inuit Engravings


February 27 - March 4

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
WALRUS AND OWL

Price Realised: $1,080

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Inuit Art


January 30 - February 4

LUCY QINNUAYUAK (1915-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
EVENING OWL
Price Realised: $9,600

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Inuit Art

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders. Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

Notable Sales

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

BOUNTIFUL BIRD


February 27, 2020

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $28,800

Art Thompson, Nuu-chah-nulth

Art Thompson, Nuu-chah-nulth

SUN MASK


October 24, 2019

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $14,400

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (1910-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (1910-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

MOTHER WITH CHILDREN


November 19, 2019

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $19,200

Sheokjuk Oqutaq (1920-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Sheokjuk Oqutaq (1920-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Mother and Child


November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $20,400

Johnny Inukpuk, R.C.A. (1911-2007), Port Harrison / Inukjuak

Johnny Inukpuk, R.C.A. (1911-2007), Port Harrison / Inukjuak

Crouching Mother Cradling Child


November 19, 2019

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $38,400

Osuitok Ipeelee, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Osuitok Ipeelee, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Fisherwoman


November 19, 2019

Estimate $30,000-$40,000

Realised: $50,400

Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

Shaman's Face


November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $50,400

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Sun Mask


December 13, 2018

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $19,200

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Online Auction

Birds of the Arctic

April 10 - 15, 2021

The Arctic is home to approximately 200 species of birds. Their return to the region in the spring is a major seasonal milestone and serves as the inspiration for this auction. A favorite subject for Inuit artists, look for avian-themed sculptures and works on paper by Kananginak Pootoogook, Latcholassie Akesuk, Abraham Etungat, Kenojuak Ashevak, Lucy Qinnuayuak and others.

Please contact us for auction details, additional photographs, condition reports, or virtual consultations.

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Inuit Art

May 08 - 13, 2021

With a focus on a global approach this season through our digital catalogue and online platform, Waddington’s is pleased to present our major Spring 2021 Inuit Art Auction. Included are works by highly sought after artists such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Joe Talirunili, Jessie Oonark, John Tiktak, Johnny Inukpuk, Karoo Ashevak, and Marion Tuu’luq.

Please contact us for more information.

Auction Details

Seeking Consignments

Waddington’s always welcomes consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions.

We are currently specifically interested in the following:

  • Classic sculpture and graphics from the 1950s & 1960s.
  • Wall hangings, prints and drawings by Jessie Oonark.
  • Sculpture by top artists from Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Spence Bay, Gjoa Haven, Inukjuak.
  • Works by Joe Talirunili, Ennutsiak, Osuitok Ipeelie, Pauta Saila, Karoo Ashevak, George Tataniq, Judas Ullulaq, Elizabeth Nutaraluk.

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Duncan McLean
Duncan McLean

President

Inuit Art, Management

adm@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6183

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Rochelle Konn
Rochelle Konn

Associate Specialist

Inuit Art

rk@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6191

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Nicole Schembre
Nicole Schembre

Consignment Coordinator

Canadian Fine Art, Inuit Art

ns@waddingtons.ca

416-967-6027

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