News from the Inuit Gallery – Vancouver


Vintage Inuit

May 12 – June 2

All works are available immediately.

In Vintage Inuit, the Inuit Gallery is pleased to present a collection of works by Inuit artists that, for the most part, belong to the first generation of sculptors who began to carve in the 1950’s but really blossomed from about 1960. In that vein, Vintage Inuit includes many early works, some from the 1950’s, up to one of the most recent examples, the massive Bear with Fish by Kananginak Pootoogook which dates from the 1980’s.

This time frame was one of the most fertile periods of creativity, with a seemingly insatiable appetite from the southern market for Inuit sculpture. The 1960’s and early 70’s saw the scale of sculpture growing. Broadly speaking this was the result of demands from art dealers, such as ourselves, which coincided with access to better tools and quarrying skills that allowed the artists to work with harder materials than the classic “soapstone”. Harder serpentine became the norm, especially from the Baffin Island communities.

The preponderance of works in this collection are on the smaller scale, presenting few obstacles to the space-challenged. There are many lovely pieces to chose from with something for every taste and budget. Please take the time to scroll though the pages in this collection. Multiple views are available.

As always we look forward to discussing these art works with you.

All works are available immediately.

206 Cambie Street, Gastown
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 2M9

Tel: 604-688-7323 Fax: 604-688-5404
Toll Free (N. America): 1-888-615-8399


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