Inuit Art Auction

Lot 63
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), ' ', Cape Dorset / Kinngait

CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS, stone, antler, signed in syllabics, c. 1985,
20.24" x 5.98" x 20.00"
51.40 x 15.20 x 50.80 cm
Cape Dorset / Kinngait


Est. $25000/30000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/21/2017


Literature: For a closely related work, see Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Inuit Art Catalogue, Spring 2008, lot 83

Note: Osuitok’s finest sculptures exude a quiet strength. Clearly mastering the subject, Osuitok infuses a feeling of vitality into this graceful depiction of a caribou. George Swinton refers to this life-force in this way: “The stone comes to life; life comes from the stone.”


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