Abraham Anghik Ruben
Abraham Anghik Ruben is a Canadian inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Abraham Anghik Ruben's estimated art value is C$9,000 (*)
Abraham Anghik Ruben's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$25,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 52 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$25,000.
Dimensions - 62.2 cms x 86.4 cms x 35.56 cms (24.5 ins x 34 ins x 24.5 ins)
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for CAD $11,250
Soapstone / Stéatite
Dimensions - 52 cms x 21.79 cms (20.5 ins x 8.58 ins)
Lot for sale by BYDealers Auction House, Montréal
Tue, Dec 8, 2020
Estimate $14,000 - $16,000
BYDealers Auction House Biography and Notes
Carved in green Brazilian soapstone, this intriguing figure by renowned Inuit sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben has an ethereal quality. A precursor to this work, A Study for Shaman's Message III, was exhibited in “Arctic Journeys, Ancient Memories: Sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben” organized by the Smithsonian Institution, Arctic Studies Center in 2012. Ruben was born in 1951 in a camp south of Paulatuk, Northwest Territories and east of the Mackenzie River Delta. This region is home to the Mackenzie Inuit or Inuvialuit. The late 1890s would see the arrival of large-scale commercial whaling fleets into the region, soon followed by an influx of Inuit from Alaska. By the time of Ruben’s birth, Inuit culture was in the midst of a profound change that would forever alter their traditional way of life and set the stage for Ruben’s lifelong quest to re-discover and connect with his roots. Stories, myths and legends of ancient Northern cultures find new life and expression through his work. Ruben’s work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.