Lot 99
WILLIAM NOAH (1943-), E2-391, Baker Lake

WOLF MAN, stonecut and stencil, 1970, 22/40,
26.50" x 20.51"
67.30 x 52.10
Baker Lake


Est. $3000/5000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 06/01/2015


Note: “An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with stripes on his shoulder, is portrayed as a Wolf Man. Transformation of humans and animals was not an uncommon event among the Eskimos, but this member of the force, which was one of the first outside agencies in the north, seems to be associated with a particular animal. Apparently, policemen were actually referred to in the Eskimo language as wolf men.” Jean Blodgett, Eskimo Narrative, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979, pg, 42, pl. 53 Image also appears on the front cover of this exhibition catalogue. Image was used as the cover for the Baker Lake annual graphics catalogue for the 1971 release.


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