Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Waddington's Inuit Art Auction a Huge Success

The Spring Inuit art auction held by Waddington's in Toronto recently was another huge success. The highlight of the event was an animal migration piece by Inuit carver Joe Talirunili. This piece featured a boat rowed by eight rabbits, a wolf/dog and an owl. The final selling price was a staggering $240,000 Canadian which is the highest price an Inuit art piece was ever sold at Waddington's and perhaps anywhere in Canada. Waddington's holds Inuit art auctions twice per year in Toronto and deals mainly with older pieces with collector value.

For Inuit art that is more contemporary (and more reasonably priced), see Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art.

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