stencil, framed, sight: 28.5 x 42.5 in (72.4 x 108 cm)
ESTIMATE: $2,500— $3,500
PRICE REALIZED: $4,800
Private Collection, Ottawa.
It must have taken an immense amount of time and effort to translate Anguhadluq's detailed and complex drawing into the medium of stencil print. Kangeryuaq did make some changes: there are twenty-seven birds instead of twenty-nine, and the six black geese are shown in slightly different positions. These modifications in no way take away from the overall look and feeling of this wonderful image teeming with life and movement. It makes an interesting comparison with Ruth Qaulluaryuk's Hundreds and Hundreds, Herds of Caribou (Lot 84).
Reference: This print and Anguhadluq's original drawing are illustrated in the Winnipeg Art Gallery 1983 exhibition catalogue Baker Lake Prints and Print Drawings 1970-76, p. 36. For other similar drawings by Anguhadluq, see Jean Blodgett, Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art (Toronto: AGO, 1983), cat. 8; and Cynthia Waye Cook, From the Centre: The Drawings of Luke Anguhadluq (AGO, 1993), cats. 67 and 68.