Lot 239

PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-), CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
ESKIMO LEADER

stonecut, 1972, 18/50, framed, sight

24 x 33.5 in — 61 x 85.1 cm

Note:
“The contemporary, Picasso-like image is of a powerful woman. She has tattoo marks under her nose as well as horizontal stripes around the tops of her boots indicating she is a female figure. The design on men’s boots would go straight down in a vertical line. The black area on the face represents shadow. Pitaloosie heard of some ‘boss women’ existing a long time ago and she finds the subject very interesting.”

B. Lipton, ed., Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, Canadian Arctic Producers, 1984, page 29.


Estimate: $3,000—5,000

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Closing Bid:

$4,900

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