Oviloo Tunnillie

Inuit (1949 - 2014)

Oviloo Tunnillie was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Oviloo Tunnillie's estimated art value is C$9,000 (*)

Oviloo Tunnillie's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$10,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a stone sculpture work attributed to Oviloo Tunnillie (1949-2014) was C$9,440 - paid for "Woman Weeping, c. 1997" at Walker's in Ottawa on Wed, Nov 16, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 117 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$10,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Beginning in the 1970's, the nude female body is a central motif for artist Oviloo Tunnillie. Though she made several experiments with the form, she is widely recognized as the first Inuit sculptor to produce works representing the naked female body. The unorthodoxy of this distinction is largely due to the lack of nudity throughout the Inuit carving tradition, in addition to the systemic suppression of sexuality among Indigenous populations by colonial governments since European Contact.

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