Lot 66
CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999), E4-341, Spence Bay / Taloyoak

DEMON FISHERMAN, stone, musk ox horn, bone, signed in syllabics,
17.01" x 9.02" x 9.02"
43.20 x 22.90 x 22.90 cm
Spence Bay / Taloyoak

Est. $18000/20000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2017

Provenance: Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, November 2002, Private Collection, Toronto

Literature: Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, page 104

Note: Wonderfully inventive and highly skilled, artist Charlie Ugyuk created some of the most fascinating and intricate works in the North. He is perhaps most famous for his “‘fire and brimstone’ devils that were depicted in various versions of the Bible used by missionaries in the north in the 1930’s to 1950’s. Ugyuk has commented that the missionaries denounced Inuit shamans as devils, and he makes visual reference to this demonization in many of his sculptures.”

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