Inuit Art Auction

Lot 62
ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999), E7-809, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

BIRD OF SPRING, stone, signed in syllabics,
20.00" x 17.99" x 5.00"
50.80 x 45.70 x 12.70 cm
Cape Dorset / Kinngait


Est. $5000/7000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/29/2018


Note: It is impossible not to experience Etungat’s Bird of Spring without an overwhelming sense of optimism. As one of his most well known images, this lot emits a profound sense of life and energy, parallel to the shifting of the Arctic’s longest season from winter to spring. Etungat’s original 5 inch soapstone carving of Bird of Spring was reproduced in a 7 foot tall bronze for the Devonian Foundation. The bronze and is now displayed in public areas in cities across Canada, including Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. 


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