Lot 34
HAROLD SAMPSON PFEIFFER (1908-1997)

A HEAD, bronze, The sculpture depicts Elizapee Padlayat, Sugluk, Hudson Straights, 1969,
7.01" x 5.98" x 5.51"
17.80 x 15.20 x 14.00 cm


Est. $300/500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 04/19/2010


Note: Harold Pfeiffer, an accomplished Canadian portrait sculptor, made it his mission to complete bronze portraits of native people from Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia before they were irrevocably changed by contact with modern civilization. With single minded determination and a seemingly limitless appetite for new experiences, he achieved his goal. The Harold Pfeiffer Collection of Inuit art was sold at Waddington's in November 1998. For an illustration of this piece see: The Man Who Makes Heads with His Hands: The Art and Life of Harold Pfeiffer, General Store Publishing House, Ontario, 1997, page 64


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