ONLINE AUCTION
First Nations & Inuit Art
1st session

February 06 - February 27, 2020

LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $2,750 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

29808 27-Feb-2020 12:49:34 PM $2,750

37390 27-Feb-2020 12:42:32 PM $2,500

29808 27-Feb-2020 09:39:37 AM $2,250

37390 27-Feb-2020 09:20:23 AM $2,000

29808 27-Feb-2020 09:14:39 AM $1,900

37390 27-Feb-2020 09:13:11 AM $1,800

29808 27-Feb-2020 09:12:16 AM $1,700

37390 27-Feb-2020 09:00:47 AM $1,600

29808 27-Feb-2020 07:41:57 AM $1,500

37390 27-Feb-2020 07:34:21 AM $1,400

29808 27-Feb-2020 07:19:22 AM $1,300

37390 27-Feb-2020 05:34:28 AM $1,200

29808 27-Feb-2020 12:29:28 AM $1,100

37390 26-Feb-2020 04:27:17 PM $1,000

29808 26-Feb-2020 11:35:56 AM $900

37390 26-Feb-2020 09:46:55 AM $800

29808 26-Feb-2020 02:53:16 AM $700

37390 14-Feb-2020 06:04:40 AM $600

25192 14-Feb-2020 06:04:20 AM $500 AutoBid

37390 14-Feb-2020 06:04:20 AM $450

25192 13-Feb-2020 11:44:54 PM $400 AutoBid

37390 13-Feb-2020 08:32:54 AM $350

27765 07-Feb-2020 06:11:15 PM $300

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, March 04, 2024 04:27:11

LOT 008

1927 - 2006
Canadian Indigenous

Pugwis Mask
painted cedar mask
signed
11 x 7 x 7 1/2 in, 27.9 x 17.8 x 19.1 cm

Estimate: $600 - $800 CAD

Sold for: $3,438

Preview at:

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Vancouver

LITERATURE
Audrey Hawthorn, Kwakiutl Art, a similar mask in the collection of the Museum of Anthropology, UBC, reproduced page 192, Fig. 380


When discussing the history of First Nations art of the Pacific Northwest Coast in the second half of the twentieth century, the name Doug Cranmer continually shows up. Central to the renaissance of Haida Art, Cranmer worked alongside masters such as Bill Reid and Mungo Martin in reviving Haida and Kwakwaka'wakw visual culture.

In 1958 Cranmer, alongside Reid, was hired by the University of British Columbia to help carve a replica of a Haida village which still sits on the grounds of the Museum of Anthropology. He was instrumental in helping produce the next generation of Pacific Northwest Coast artists. In 1970, along with Tony Hunt and Robert Davidson, Cranmer was among the first instructors hired to teach at the newly opened Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art at ‘Ksan.

Born in Alert Bay, BC in 1927, Cranmer was taught how to carve directly from the previous generation of Kwakwaka'wakw carvers. At 10 months old he was given the name Kesu’ which means “wealth being carved.” He is renowned as a master carver as well as an accomplished painter, and his work is held in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Museum of Anthropology. In 2012 the Museum of Anthropology held a comprehensive retrospective of his work.


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