Johnny Inukpuk Jr.
Johnny Inukpuk Jr. was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Johnny Inukpuk Jr.'s estimated art value is C$50,000 (*)
Johnny Inukpuk Jr.'s work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 170 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.
Dimensions - 34.9 cms x 17.8 cms x 20.32 cms (13.75 ins x 7 ins x 13.75 ins)
Lot for sale by Walker's Auction House, Ottawa
Wed, May 25, 2016
Estimate $25,000 - $35,000
Sold for CAD $88,500
Dimensions - 15.2 cms x 16.5 cms x 22.91 cms (5.98 ins x 6.5 ins x 5.98 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
Sale price withheld
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
Camp leader and master artist, Johnny Inukpuk carved this work between 1952/1954. Johnny Inupuk's "concern for the details of daily life has been a trademark" characteristic, as is his work's "rounded, voluptuous forms that appear almost inflated". Ivory, soap and melted records inset into drilled out holes for eyes, mouths and clothing details began to appear in his carvings around 1952. Influenced by Inukpuk's commercial success, the community made use of his style of carving and it became the dominant look in Inukjuak. Darlene Coward Wight names Inukpuk one of the best known of the "early masters", pointing to the length and success of his career.