Karoo Ashevak was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Karoo Ashevak's estimated art value is C$50,000 (*)
Karoo Ashevak'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 46 auction art sale records for their whale bone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.
whale bone, caribou antler and sinew
Dimensions - 37.5 cms x 30.5 cms x 20.32 cms (14.75 ins x 12 ins x 14.75 ins)
Lot for sale by Walker's Auction House, Ottawa
Wed, May 25, 2016
Estimate $35,000 - $50,000
Sold for CAD $70,800
a monumental work in dense whalebone car...
Dimensions - 35.6 cms x 48.3 cms x 15.19 cms (14.02 ins x 19.02 ins x 14.02 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Tue, Nov 22, 2016
Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Sale price withheld
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
Karoo Ashevak is perhaps the most internationally recognized Canadian Inuit sculptor. Very few works prior to 1970 have been discovered, his main body of work was created during four short years before his untimely death in 1974. His work brought him great joy, Karoo’s sister, Eeteemunga remembered “seeing him working on huge pieces. He was always so full of joy as he worked away on a new piece. He was also so proud of himself. He would pause and study a piece that he was working on... thinking or meditating. Sometimes he would put it aside...and glance at it from a distance... When he finished he would be pouring with sweat and looking joyful and exuberant!”