Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk

Inuit (1933)

Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk is an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a stone sculpture work attributed to Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk (1933) was C$29,500 - paid for "ca 1990-95, black stone" at Walker's in Ottawa on Sun, Nov 4, 2012.
ArtValue.ca has 64 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$50,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

One of the great Jessie Oonark's many talented children, Miriam Qiyuk (Nanurluq) is best known as a sculptor but has created many wonderful textile hangings as well. An active and acclaimed carver in the 1970s, Nanurluq took it up again seriously in the early 1990s. During that decade she produced a number of sculptures that depict large groups of people, sometimes placed in boats. Unlike the famous depictions of umiaq journeys carved by the Puvirnituq artist Joe Talirunili however, Nanurluq's sculptures look more like family gatherings or reunions. In this fine example the boat shape seems to be used more as a visual metaphor rather than representing an actual watercraft; it gathers and holds people together rather than transporting them. As with other versions of this theme by Miriam Qiyuk, the work likely portrays herself and assorted children and grandchildren. Carved from a very hard stone, it is a rough-hewn yet remarkably sensitive composition.

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