Inuit Art Auction is a First!


Cape Dorest Unknown Artist

 

Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctioneers mounts its first Inuit art auction in Ottawa on November 13th. The auction includes 300 Inuit works from important estates and collections including the estate of John and Mary Robertson, pioneer dealers of Inuit art, and the collection of Norman Hallendy, ethnogeographer and author of two fascinating books on inuksuit. Mr. Hallendy will present an illustrated talk at each of the previews. The auction also presents 100 First Nations, Oceanic and African art works.

 

The Inuit art includes important sculptures from the 1950s, 1960s and beyond, a fine group of prints and drawings, and a stunning collection of early ivories. All works were researched and catalogued by Ingo Hessel, author of Inuit Art: An Introduction and co-curator of Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Collection at the AGO.

 

Toronto preview:      November 5-6

 

Ottawa preview:       November 12-13

 

Live auction:            Ottawa, Sunday, November 13 at noon

                                  (Absentee, telephone and Internet bidding available)

 

Hallendy lectures:   Toronto, November 5 and Ottawa, November 12

 

Catalogue:              On-line, or printed copy on request

 

More information:    www.walkersauctions.com

1-866-224-5814 (Walker’s); 613-818-2100 (Ingo Hessel)

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