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LOT 012

1893 - 1976

stone, hide, wood and thread sculpture
signed JOE and stamped faintly on the bottom of the boat
10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 in 26 x 26 x 12.1 cm

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000

Sold for: $85,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Collection of Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg
Acquired from the above by a Hudson’s Bay Company executive, Toronto and then Vancouver Island, circa 1985

John D. Furneaux, “Treize familles à la merci du Grand Nord = The Desperate Journey behind an Eskimo Sculpture,” M, vol. 6, no. 2, Autumn 1974, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, pages 19 – 23
Marybelle Mitchell, Joe Talirunili: A Grace Beyond the Reach of Art, Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau Québec, 1977
Jean Blodgett, Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983, pages 208 – 211
Darlene Wight, The Jerry Twomey Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2004, page 36
Darlene Wight, Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949 - 1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, pages 108 - 112
Gerald McMaster, editor, Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2010, essay by Susan Gustavison, page 242

For full cataloguing, essay and images in PDF format, please click here.

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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