Lot 80
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1998), E4-342, Gjoa Haven

HUNTER ATTACKING A MUSK OX, stone, musk ox horn, signed in syllabics,
12.01" x 10.98" x 6.50"
30.50 x 27.90 x 16.50 cm
Gjoa Haven


Est. $10000/15000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/05/2012


Note: “...the rippling forms of the ox and the subtly counter-pointed notation of its hair give it a life that pulsates throughout and from every angle. Remarkably, too, the ox’s face is variously eloquent - of effort...of astonishment - from various angles.” from Ooloolah, Spence Bay, exh. cat., The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art (Toronto, ON), 1983, pl. 11 “Ullulaq remembered his grandfather who was a very determined hunter. Before there were guns, his grandfather would go right up to the muskox, in front of its nose...Ullulaq’s art is mainly concerned with human activities and emotions. When he occasionally depicts animals, they are not passive prey, but as intellectually and emotionally active as his human figures.” - from Art & Expression of the Netsilik, exh. cat., from the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, MB), 2000, p. 160, pl. 156


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