Lot 157
JOHN TIKTAK (1916-1981), E1-266, Rankin Inlet

MAN HOLDING HIS HEAD, stone, c. 1968, signed in syllabics,
7.24" x 2.52" x 2.24"
18.40 x 6.40 x 5.70 cm
Rankin Inlet

Est. $4000/6000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 06/01/2015

Provenance: Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, Toronto, ON, March 1990, lot 224, Private collection, ON

Note: What is most striking about this figure is its overt emotionality, which is uncharacteristic for the artist. Arms meet fluidly at the man’s head, creating a circular shape and an enclosing space for the work. This, in turn, emphasizes the figure’s three dimensionality and encourages the viewer to consider him from several angles. The work conjures the image from the iconic painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch.

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