Waddington’s Birds of the Arctic – Inuit Art Auction

April 10 – 15, 2021


Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kinngait / Cape Dorset
Stonecut print 1970, 42/50
24 x 33 in — 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Estimate $1,000-$1,500

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, we’ve assembled wonderful examples of avian-themed sculpture and works on paper by noted artists Kananginak Pootoogook, Latcholassie Akesuk, Abraham Etungat, Kenojuak Ashevak, Lucy Qinnuayuak and others.

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Abraham Etungat, R.C.A., Kinngait / Cape Dorset
stone, signed in syllabics
8 x 9 x 7 in — 20.3 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm
Estimate $1,500-$2,500

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Kananginak Pootoogook, R.C.A., Kinngait / Cape Dorset
Lithograph, 1977
5 x 18.5 in — 38.1 x 47 cm
Estimate $300-$500

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Waddington’s is Canada’s most diversified provider of auction and appraisal services, specializing in Asian, Canadian, Inuit and Indigenous, International and Contemporary Art, as well as Decorative Arts & Design, Fine Jewellery and Fine Wine & Spirits.

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For more information:
Tess McLean
Tel: 416.504.9100
Email: tm@waddingtons.ca
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