Lot 140
JOHN TIKTAK (1916-1981), E1-266, Rankin Inlet

MULTIPLE HEADS, stone, signed in syllabics,
7.01" x 7.99" x 2.99"
17.80 x 20.30 x 7.60 cm
Rankin Inlet

Est. $4000/6000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/16/2015

Provenance: The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, MB By descent to present owner

Literature: Tiktak, Sculpture from Rankin Inlet, N.W.T., A retrospective exhibition, 1970, Gallery One-One-One, Winnipeg

Note: Although he started professionally carving in 1963 after an accident while working in the mine, Tiktak had been carving as a pastime since he was young. His carvings emphasize the importance of form over narration. “Multiple heads” is a common theme for the artist, as seen here, the faces are expressive even with minimal detail.

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