ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


DECEMBER 7 - 12

On View:
Sunday, December 1 from 11am – 4pm
Monday, December 2 from 10am – 12pm

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LIVE AUCTION

Inuit Art Auction


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Lot 44
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq
SHAMAN’S FACE

PRICE REALISED: $50,400

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LIVE AUCTION

Inuit Art


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Lot 92
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
FISHERWOMAN

PRICE REALISED: $50,400

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 16 - 21, 2019

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK, C.C. R.C.A. (1927-2013), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
GRAND ENTRANCE

PRICE REALISED: $3,600

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 16 - 21, 2019

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
BIG FACE

PRICE REALISED: $1,800

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 16 - 21, 2019

UNIDENTIFIED
TWO DANCING BEARS

PRICE REALISED: $1,440

 

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ONLINE AUCTION

Inuit Art


NOVEMBER 16 - 21, 2019

PUDLO PUDLAT (1916-1992), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
CARIBOU IN WINTER LIGHT

PRICE REALISED: $3,900

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Inuit & Indigenous Art

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders. Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values, and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

Notable Sales

Shaman’s Face

Shaman’s Face

JUDAS ULLULAQ, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq


November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $50,400

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw

Sun Mask


December 13, 2018

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $19,200

Kenojuak Ashevak “Enchanted Owl”

Kenojuak Ashevak “Enchanted Owl”

NEW AUCTION RECORD


November 20, 2018

Estimate $100,000-$120,000

Realised: $216,000

Pauta Saila

Pauta Saila

Growling Polar Bear


June 01, 2015

Estimate $35,000-$40,000

Realised: $43,200

Henry Evaluardjuk

Henry Evaluardjuk

Mother and Child


November 10, 2008

Estimate $18,000-$22,000

Realised: $24,000

Joe Talirunili

Joe Talirunili

Joe's Escape


November 16, 2015

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $163,500

Pauta Saila

Pauta Saila

Dancing Bear


May 30, 2016

Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Realised: $60,000

Osuitok Ipeelee

Osuitok Ipeelee

CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS


November 21, 2017

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $28,800

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Upcoming Auctions and Events

Online Auction

My Inuit Art

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Our major fall 2021 auction of Inuit Art is anchored by outstanding works from important, passionately-curated collections, featuring the estates of W.A. Ross MacFadden and Fred & Laura Reif, complemented by additional, exceptional works including a rare-to-market collection of Rankin Inlet ceramics.

Click here to browse or download our digital catalogue for additional essays and lot information.

Please contact us for more information and to arrange a preview.

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
DREAMS AND MEMORIES, circa 1970
stroud, embroidery floss and thread

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Seeking Consignments

Waddington’s always welcomes consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions.

We are currently specifically interested in the following:

  • Classic sculpture and graphics from the 1950s & 1960s.
  • Wall hangings, prints and drawings by Jessie Oonark.
  • Sculpture by top artists from Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Spence Bay, Gjoa Haven, Inukjuak.
  • Works by Joe Talirunili, Ennutsiak, Osuitok Ipeelie, Pauta Saila, Karoo Ashevak, George Tataniq, Judas Ullulaq, Elizabeth Nutaraluk.

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