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Current bid: $7,000 CAD
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8146 27-Jun-2024 03:02:27 PM $7,000 AutoBid

20376 27-Jun-2024 03:02:27 PM $6,500

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20376 27-Jun-2024 02:58:02 PM $5,500

8146 21-Jun-2024 01:04:41 PM $5,000

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 03:18:55

LOT 221

1967 - 2016
Canadian

Whale Tail
graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 2010
signed and signed in syllabics and titled
30 x 44 in, 76.2 x 111.8 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD

Sold for: $8,750

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
A Prominent Private Collection

LITERATURE
CBC News, Inuk artist Tim Pitsiulak dead at 49, remembered for his 'heart of gold and endless talent,' December 23, 2016, reproduced, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tim-itsiulak-obit-1.3911319
Sara Angel, Bright Northern Lights: Ten Artists of Nunavut, Art Canada Institute, July 9, 2021, reproduced, https://www.aci-iac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Art-Canada-Institute-Newsletter_Bright-Northern-Lights-Ten-Artists-of-Nunavut.pdf


This standout example by contemporary Inuit artist, Tim Pistiulak was featured in the Art Canada Institute story, "Bright Northern Lights: Ten Artists from Nunavut," from July 9, 2021:

"In this large-scale coloured-pencil drawing, Kimmirut-born artist and hunter Tim Pitsiulak (1967–2016) depicts a whale tail strapped to the back of an ATV at night. His masterful compositions, often consisting of vividly rendered central figures or objects against a dark background, were inspired by Inuit mythology, traditional life on the land, and his own experiences of living in Kinngait. The nephew of the renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitsiulak achieved notable artistic success during his lifetime and his works were highly sought after by southern collectors. He commented, 'The best thing about being an artist and a hunter [is that] people [in the south] like it. What more can I ask for than that people are noticing what we have up here?'"


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