Walker's First New York Preview of Inuit and First Nations Art Auction

Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013), Cape Dorset, Rabbit Eating Seaweed, 1959 #8, stencil, 19/30, 9 x 24 in.
Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013), Cape Dorset, Rabbit Eating Seaweed, 1959 #8, stencil, 19/30, 9 x 24 in.
(Photo: Dieter Hessel courtesy of Walker's Auctions)

Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions Inuit and First Nations Nov 18 Live Art Auction Ottawa, Canada

Public Auction Previews:

New York – Thurs October 29 & Fri October 30 (10 to 6 PM)

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29 (6 to 8 PM)

Alaska on Madison, 1065 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, between 80 and 81 Streets

Montreal – Sat November 7 (2 to 7 PM) & Sun November 8 (10 AM to 2 PM)

Meridien Versailles Hotel, 1808 Sherbrooke Street West

Toronto – Sat November 14 (12 NOON to 8 PM) & Sun November 15 (10 AM to 1 PM)

One King West Hotel, corner of King and Yonge Streets

Ottawa – Tues November 17 (11 AM to 7 PM) & Wed November 18 (11 AM to 6 PM)

Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road

Ottawa, Canada, October 8 -- Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of indigenous artistic expression throughout the continent, Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions’ upcoming November 18 Auction of Inuit and First Nations art in Ottawa, features 335 remarkable examples of Native Canadian and American sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative objects, and textiles.

Superb selections range from ancient Bering Strait ivory figures and objects, 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. Forty percent of the objects on offer are from the noted Albrecht Collection in Scottsdale. Many of these works were included in the Heard Museum’s 2006 touring exhibition “Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection.”

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.” 

In keeping with his thirty-year career as an Inuit art expert, curator, and author, Hessel has gathered the most remarkable examples of Inuit and First Nations art from every period, including sculpture and graphic works by critically-acclaimed modern masters whose work has been included in major museum exhibitions and collections across North America. They include Karoo Ashevak, Kenojuak Ashevak, Robert Davidson, Osuitok Ipeelee, John Kavik, Andy Miki, Norval Morriseau, Jessie Oonark, John Pangnark, and Pauta Saila, among many others.

For a PDF version of the Inuit and First Nations Auction catalogue, please visit www.walkersinuitart.com

About Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctions 

Specializing in Inuit & First Nations, Canadian, European and Asian art, Walker's is one of Canada’s leading auction houses. Founded in Ottawa in 1937, Walker’s is the market leader in the sale of Inuit art at live auction, and is a major player in the field of First Nations art.


In 2011, Walker’s began holding twice-yearly Inuit auctions organized by Ingo Hessel, Inuit art specialist, art historian, curator, and author. Hessel previously served as Adjunct Curator at the Heard Museum (2006-2010), where he organized the U.S. touring exhibition “Arctic Spirit.” Recent projects include exhibitions and publications for the Carleton University Art Gallery (2009), Art Gallery of Ontario (2011), and Winnipeg Art Gallery (2012). For more auction info, please visit www.walkersinuitart.com or email ingo@walkersauctions.com.


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