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First Nations & Inuit Art
1st Session

August 06 - August 27, 2020

Current bid: $6,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

24974 27-Aug-2020 12:55:05 PM $6,500

26805 27-Aug-2020 12:54:30 PM $6,000

2068 27-Aug-2020 12:48:28 PM $5,500

24974 27-Aug-2020 12:39:08 PM $5,000

2068 27-Aug-2020 12:35:51 PM $4,750

24974 26-Aug-2020 07:19:17 AM $4,500

26805 26-Aug-2020 07:14:51 AM $4,250

24974 22-Aug-2020 10:01:19 PM $4,000

22554 15-Aug-2020 11:31:36 AM $3,750

26805 12-Aug-2020 12:18:53 PM $3,500

LOT 022

1906 - 1985
Canadian Indigenous

stonecut and stencil on paper
signed, titled, editioned 17/50, dated 1970 and inscribed "Manik"
28 1/2 x 19 1/4 in, 72.4 x 48.9 cm

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Sold for: $8,125

Preview at:

Private Collection, Vancouver

Baker Lake Print Collection, 1970, reproduced front cover
Baker Lake: Prints and Print-Drawings, 1970-76, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1983, reproduced page 71
Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1986 - 1988, reproduced page 112
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 3, no. 3, Summer 1988, reproduced front cover

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Baker Lake: Prints and Print-Drawings, 1970-76, 1983, catalogue G-70-602
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective, touring exhibition, 1986 - 1988

Jessie Oonark is one of the most renowned artists of the Canadian Arctic, and she was especially known for her contributions to the Baker Lake Print collections. Her work is characterized by flat, bright planes of colour and the constant presence of the female figure.

Her work has figured prominently in many solo and group exhibitions throughout her career, and in 1986, the Winnipeg Art Gallery mounted a major touring exhibition of her work entitled Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective.

She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975, and was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1984.

Impressions from the same edition are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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