Large 60 Lbs Eskimo Playing String Game by Jaco Ishulutak

Jaco Ishulutak



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Inuit art: Eskimo Playing String Game
Inuit Artist: Jaco Ishulutak
Size: ­­­­17" high, 12" wide, 12" deep, 60 lbs (very heavy)
Community: Pangnirtung, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: ndc-179-178699fahjy

Note** this is a large piece

Museum quality sculpture!

This is a monumental sculpture by world class carver Jaco Ishulutak. For ten years I have been the director of Inuitsculptures.com and I have never seen Jaco carve with such passion and creativity. This is one of his finest pieces. It demonstrates the extraordinary carving bravado of this 72 year old artist. Jaco’s work is exceptional in its degree of openwork carving and detail. His style is highly energetic and expressive.

Jaco produces gorgeous pieces of art time and time again. My heart skips a beat every time I see one of his sculptures. Within .2 seconds I knew this carving was coming with me. The question I ask myself now is should I keep this piece for my own collection?

The lines and curves of this Inuit are absolutely perfect. As our player spins, we spin with him, exhilarated and a bit dizzy. The movement of this piece makes you want to jump and join in the game. I love the way Jaco contrasts the coarse hair, with the smooth mirror finish of the coat and then the coarse matte finish of the lower body and hands. How did he carve the long stretched strings?!!! Amazing!

Recently we have had the honour to have two other Jaco carvings which share the same magical aura and energy as the Eskimo. Look in New Arrivals for Jaco’s Muskox and also Jaco’s Large Shaman who we call Andre the Giant. You can easily identify Jaco’s distinct design aesthetic in these two pieces.

Then look at Jaco’s avant garde 17” walking bear (pg 4 New Arrivals). This sculpture is pure innovation Jaco-style! This is a carving that is neither expected or ordinary. Our knowledgeable clients eagerly await the arrival of Jaco’s pieces so they can add them to their collection.

Jaco’s Eskimo Playing String Game is a fantastic find. It is a centrepiece for our gallery. It will be the showcase piece of your collection.

This carving is signed on the bottom and comes with the Igloo Tag of Authenticity.

Exhibitions:
1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess. Surrey Art Gallery. Vancouver, British Columbia
1981 Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture. The Inuit Art Collector. Mr. & Mrs. James F. Bacon. Manchester, Connecticut. USA
1981 The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection
1980 Four Sculptors from Baffin Island. Upstairs Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1980 Waddington's Inuit Auction. Waddington Galleries. Toronto, Ontario
1980 1980 Canadian Eskimo Art: Carvings, Cape Dorset Prints with sculptures by Axangayu. Franz Bader Gallery. Washington, D.C. USA
1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario
1980 First Annual Collectors' Invitational Exhibition. Eskimo Art. San Fransico, California
1980 Collector's Choice. Waddington Galleries. Toronto, Ontario
1980 Cape Dorset. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic. Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Vancouver, British Columbia
1979 Exhibition and Sale of Musk-Oxen & Bears. Cottage Craft Gifts & Fine Arts Ltd. Calgary, Alberta
1979 Die Kunst der Arktis. Villa Waldrich, Siegen, Germany. Inuit Galerie. Mannheim, West Germany
1977-1982 The Inuit Print. National Museum of Man, and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Ottawa, Ontario
1977 Kaka and Axangayuk. Gallery Shop. London Public Library. London, Ontario
1975 Cape Dorset/Selected Sculpture from the Collection of W.A.G.. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1974 Eskimo Art. Queens Museum. Flushing, New York, USA
1974 Eskimo Stone Sculpture, featuring Azangayuk, Johnniebo, Kenojuak. Arctic Circle. Los Angeles, California. USA
1974 Inuit Sculpture 1974. Lippel Gallery. Montreal, Quebec
1974 Cape Dorset Sculpture. Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec. Montreal, Quebec
1972 Eskimo Fantastic Art. Gallery 111, School of Art. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1971-1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic. Canadian Eskimo Arts Council. Ottawa, Ontario
1971 The Art of the Eskimo, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
1970 Mythology in Stone. Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec. Montreal, Quebec
1969 Eskimo Sculpture '69. Robertson Galleries. Ottawa, Ontario
1967 Eskimo Sculpture. Winnipeg Art Gallery presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1966 Major Eskimo Sculpture- Cape Dorset, Isaacs Gallery. Toronto, Ontario
1961 Cape Dorset Graphics

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