Kananginak Pootoogook

Inuit (1935 - 2010)

Kananginak Pootoogook was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Kananginak Pootoogook's estimated art value is C$30,000 (*)

Kananginak Pootoogook's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a stone sculpture work attributed to Kananginak Pootoogook (1935-2010) was C$31,200 - paid for "Musk Ox" at Waddington's in Toronto on Mon, Apr 14, 2008.
ArtValue.ca has 581 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$50,000.

Saskatchewan NAC Auction House Biography and Notes

Kananginak Pootoogook was an Inuk sculptor and printmaker who lived in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. He was born in 1935 near Cape Dorset. After moving from their traditional village to Cape Dorset in 1957, Pootoogook was a key leader in setting up the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, the first Inuit owned artist co-op. He died in 2010 following surgery for lung cancer. Kananginak Pootoogook was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1980, and his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and Muesee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, among many others.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top stone sculpture sale records from ArtValue.ca database.
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