Inuit Art Auction

Lot 37
ULAYU PINGWARTOK; KENOJUAK ASHEVAK; OVILU TUNNILLIE; SHARNI POOTOOGOOK; M. SAMUELLIE; ANIRNIK OSHUITOQ; ISHUHUNGITOK POOTOOGOOK; PUDLO PUDLAT; SOROSILUTO ASHOONA; PITSEOLAK ASHOONA, Cape Dorset / KINNGAIT

A COLLECTION OF FABRIC SAMPLES, linen and canvas, most printed with “Title, Artist, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Cape Dorset, N.W.T., registered 1967”, attached tags: Cape Dorset Eskimo Fabrics, Design No., Repeat, Artist, Fabric, Canadian Arctic Producers Ltd., Winner of the Design 67 Award granted by the National Design Council and the Department of Industry,
47.99" x 27.99"
121.90 x 71.10
Cape Dorset / KINNGAIT


Est. $1000/1500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2017


Literature: Leslie Boyd, “Sanaunguabik - The Place Where Things are Made”, from In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades of Inuit Printmaking, 1991, page 16-22

Note: Boyd explains, Textile design and fiber arts: A result of the interest generated by an exhibition of Inuit-inspired fabric designs at Expo 67 in Montreal, Inunoo Limited was incorporated in 1969 to act as a marketing agency for Cape Dorset fabric designs. Ultimately, manufacturing textiles in the North proved too expensive for an industry renowned for cheap labour and low production costs. As well, the studio’s esoteric designs found only a limited market.


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