Lot 151
KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK (1935-2010), E7-1168, Cape Dorset

NASIQNIATUQ (SEAL HUNTING), stonecut and stencil, 1978, 35/50,
15.98" x 22.52"
40.60 x 57.20
Cape Dorset

Est. $600/900
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 10/10/2013

Note: “‘I don’t really want to go back to the old days. But when you think of the old days, it makes you proud - just to think of them. In the old days, the men used to hunt seals on top of the snow like this [Nasiqniatuq, No. 37]. When a man was hunting a seal on the ice, he would try very hard not to make a noise so that he would have a chance to get the seal. That hole between the hunter’s legs is the seal’s breathing hole. Birds always try to stay around when they know a man is hunting. They know that a human man will get something to eat. They always wait to get fed.” -Kanaginak Pootoogook, as quoted in the Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection 1978, MF Feheley Publishers, 1978, p. 46, pl. 37

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