Photo: Inuit carving fetches big price

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

This Inuit carving fetched a big price at auction: “Shaman with opposing faces” by Karoo Ashevak sold May 29 at a Waddington’s Auction House sale for $90,000. Ashevak lived a nomadic hunting life in today’s Kitikmeot region before moving into Spence Bay, now called Taloyoak, in 1960. His career as an artist started in 1968 by participating in a government-funded carving program. Ashevak died in 1974. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WADDINGTON'S)


This Inuit carving fetched a big price at auction: “Shaman with opposing faces” by Karoo Ashevak sold May 29 at a Waddington’s Auction House sale for $90,000. Ashevak lived a nomadic hunting life in today’s Kitikmeot region before moving into Spence Bay, now called Taloyoak, in 1960. His career as an artist started in 1968 by participating in a government-funded carving program. Ashevak died in 1974. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WADDINGTON’S)

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