Lot 77
JOHN KAVIK (1897-1993), ??, Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq

FIGURE, stone,
20.51" x 8.50" x 5.00"
52.10 x 21.60 x 12.70 cm
Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq


Est. $15000/20000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/21/2017


Literature: Norman Zepp, Pure Vision, The Keewatin Spirit, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1986, page 46 & 47.

Note: This massive carving speaks to the stark and straightforward intensity of Kavik’s work. Norman Zepp points to the isolated nature of Kavik’s sculptures “singular though they may be, [they] are united by their vitality and directness. Whatever the image... his works do not deal with the specific, they just exist.” Stanley Zazelenchuk explains, “Much of the contemporary Inuit-made art falls into the category of a tabloid depicting a moment in time...Yet in Kavik’s works I sense, not the capturing of a fleeting moment, but a timelessness, an immortality.”


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