Pitseolak Niviaqsi was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Pitseolak Niviaqsi's estimated art value is C$3,000 (*)
Pitseolak Niviaqsi's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$5,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 39 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$1,000 to C$5,000.
marbled black and caribou antler
Dimensions - 40.6 cms x 39.4 cms x 13.97 cms (16 ins x 15.5 ins x 16 ins)
Lot for sale by Walker's Auction House, Ottawa
Wed, May 25, 2016
Estimate $3,500 - $5,000
Sold for CAD $4,720
Dimensions - 12 cms x 7 cms (4.72 ins x 2.76 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Tue, May 28, 2019
Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for CAD $3,600
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
Pitseolak Niviaqsi was the son of the renowned sculptor and graphic artist Niviaqsi (1908-1959) and the graphic artist Kunu (1923-1966). Trained as a lithographer in the early 1970s, Pitseolak became one of the Kinngait Studio's master printmakers, working on hundreds of Cape Dorset prints between 1975 and 2011. He is equally famous for his sculptures, many of which depict female subjects including young women, mothers and children, and the sea goddess. In the catalogue referenced below Nigel Reading wrote: "The art of Pitseolak exudes an elegance and refinement now rare in Inuit sculpture." Woman Holding her Braid is a beautiful example of his work. It is masterfully carved but not showy or flashy; while fairly large it has the sensibility of a smaller, more intimate work.