18" Majestic Muskox by Bill Nasogaluak
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Inuit art: Muskox
Inuit Artist: Bill Nasogaluak
Size: 18" long, 10" high, 6" wide, 68 lbs
Community: Yellowknife, NWT
The terse lines, voluminous torso and the elevated mass of the physique renders this muskox a genuine masterpiece. Nasogaluak’s primary achievement is the strong sense of poignancy and purpose in this sculpture; never to be replicated.
Walker’s November 2017 Fall Inuit Art Auction is featuring Bill Nasogaluak.
The chic charcoal matte finish delivers an industrial feel to the composition. The avid Inuit art collector will quickly recognize the unique nature of this stone and its impact on the carving.
The lines, curves and proportion of this beast are exquisite. This carving will be
the celebrity of your collection.
This piece is signed and comes with the Igloo Tag of authenticity.
Bill Nasogaluak (1953 - )
Bill was born in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Bill said that his art was influenced by Michelangelo: “He could paint, and he could carve; awesome” (Nasogaluak in Mitchell 1996). As a child, he was painting, carving, and participating in art contests. Since 1992 he is carving full time. Bill was in a 1993 group show in San Francisco with his cousins Abraham Anghik Ruben and Joe Nasogaluak.
Bill Nasogaluak’s started as a graphic artist, but in recent years he has focused mostly on carving.
In 2007, Bill Nasogaluak created inukshuk sculptures on behalf of the Government of Canada for public spaces in Guatemala City, and Monterrey, Mexico. He also co-designed the Territorial Mace of the Northwest Territories, which was unveiled in 2000. In 1994, one of Bill's creations was given to Prime Minister Jean Chretien by the Government of the Northwest Territories.