Lot 116
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (1927-), E7-1035, Cape Dorset

THE ENCHANTED OWL, stonecut, 1960, 46/50,
24.02" x 25.75"
61.00 x 65.40
Cape Dorset


Est. $25000/30000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/05/2012


Note: “Kenojuak Ashevak’s drawings, prints and sculpture express her understanding of the world through unique imagery. Her early work is filled with images of camp life, people, animals, and for what Kenojuak is renowned: fantastical birds that reveal her ability to capture the essence of her subjects in simple forms. Kenojuak is among the first Kinngait women to have her drawings included in the Cape Dorset Print Collection and her now well-known "Enchanted Owl" was reproduced on a six-cent postage stamp in 1970. from the collections catalogue of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON), cat. no. 9577 See also The Inuit Print, exh. cat., from the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pp.60-1, pl. 11; Furneaux, Patrick and Leo Rosshandler, Ernst Roch, ed., Art of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, 1974, pp.38-9


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