Inuit art: Hunter
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 12.5" high, 6.5" deep, 10" wide. Weight: 15.2 lbs
1st Place Price Winning Exhibition Piece
Of late, I have been acquiring some absolutely tremendous pieces. But when I saw this piece a few weeks ago, I was completely taken, mesmerized and reminded of the exciting days when we first started our gallery ten years ago.
Jimmy Iqaluq is a personal friend of mine. He goes back to our very beginnings. Our logo is completely based from his world famous Loons with red eyes. What captivates me about him is he ALWAYS pushes the envelope. His craft is never the same. The quality is consistent. And every now and then, he makes a piece that is earth shattering. This is one of those pieces.
In fact, this piece is so stellar, I don't even know which picture to use as the main one.
The annual Nunavik winter festival was held this year, 2017 in Povungnituk, Nunavik. Being among the elite artists, Jimmy was naturally invited to this competition. There was little doubt that he would win after making a masterpiece like this.
I dont really need to describe in great detail this piece. The visage, the meticulously placed etching marks, the gorgeous dark green stone, and the movement are all museum quality. What is so special about this piece is the fact it won first place. You cannot say that about too many pieces of art. This is one of them.
This is an out of this world exhibition piece by world famous Jimmy Iqaluq. The smooth finish, posture of the hunter, and the overall crispness of the piece a world class carving. Winning first place makes it special.
A prize winning piece like this is nothing short ov an investment for any collector. It will achive tremendous value over the years.Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - )Solo exhibition:
"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005
"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 1998