Walker's Auctions: Inuit and First Nations Live Art Auction - Wednesday, November 18, 6PM

Tudor Hall, Ottawa, Canada

Canada Public Previews:

MontrealSat, Nov 7 (2 to 7 PM) & Sun, Nov 8 (10 AM to 2 PM)
Meridien Versailles Hotel, 1808 Sherbrooke Street West

TorontoSat, Nov 14 (12 NOON to 8 PM) & Sun, Nov 15 (10 AM to 1 PM)
One King West Hotel, corner of King and Yonge Streets

OttawaTues, Nov 17 (11 AM to 7 PM) & Wed, Nov 18 (11 AM to 6 PM)
Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road

Preview highlights include:

Fine contemporary sculptures by important Canadian Inuit and First Nations artists
Robert Davidson, Osuitok Ipeelee, Andy Miki,
John Pangnark, Pauta Saila, John Tiktak, & Judas Ullulaq, among others.
Renowned early and contemporary Inuit graphic works by Cape Dorset and Baker Lake artists
Kenojuak Ashevak, Jessie Oonark, Parr, & Tudlik, among others.
Highly prized historic and contemporary First Nations (Haida, Tlingit, Kwakiutl, etc.)
Sculptures, argillite pipes and other works, and decorative objects.

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of indigenous artistic expression throughout the continent, Walker's Fine Art & Estate Auctions' November 18 Live Auction of Inuit and First Nations art features 335 remarkable examples of Native Canadian and American sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative objects, and textiles.

Superb selections range from ancient Bering Strait and historic Alaskan trade ivories, to Northwest Coast works by 19th- and 20th- century masters, and fine examples from the great artistic flowering of 20th- century Canadian Inuit art, as well as Inuit works from Greenland.. Many of these works were included in the Heard Museum's 2006 U.S. touring exhibition "Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection." To view the Auction catalogue, click www.walkersauctions.com

According to Ingo Hessel, Head of the Inuit & First Nations Art Department at Walker's, "Through this incredibly comprehensive auction of exceptional works of Canadian art, we hope to provide greater access to, awareness of, and appreciation for, the important enduring artistic legacy of the Inuit and First Nations peoples."

SOURCE Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions

Image with caption: "Jessie Oonark OC RCA (1906-1985) Baker Lake, Big Woman, 1973 #2, stonecut and stencil, 6/50, 25 x 37 in. Photo: Dieter Hessel (CNW Group/Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151106_C5691_PHOTO_EN_538995.jpg

For further information: Press Contact: Cecilia Bonn, Cecilia Bonn Marketing and Communications, Cbonn@nyc.rr.com, 212-734-9754

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