leah qumaluk the women and the birdpovungnituk - For Sale

leah qumaluk the women and the birdpovungnituk
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this is a stone cut print from the northern Quebec community of povungnituk.the artist is leah qumaluk and is titled the woman and the bird, and this is what the syllabics along the bottom translate to. printed in 1968 it was released during a retrospective of the first ten years of print making in northern Quebec and included in the catalogue 1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970. his stone lithograph is signed by the artist with issue 3/30.the inuit are also famous for their works of graphic art. the first series of limited edition graphics was put out by the artists of cape dorset in 1959. other communities began to follow soon after, and now the communities of pangnirtung, povurnituq, baker lake and holman island are also well known for their prints. inuit prints are produced in a variety of media with the most common being either lithographs or stonecuts. stonecuts are quite unique to the inuit in that the standard lithographic stone is carved out into a bas relief image of the design to be printed. often the stonecuts are augmented with stencils to apply subtle colours to the prints. in fact it is not uncommon for two prints of the same image to be subtly different in that this is still a very much a "hands on" process as opposed to some of the mass produced graphics that are common today.most inuit prints are limited to edition sizes of fifty copies. occasionally there are images produced in editions of one hundred, but again, fifty is the norm. over the years there have been a number of prints with edition sizes of less than fifty which were the result of technical problems during the printing run. these prints are often quite valuable due to their rarity. inuit graphics are still quite reasonably priced ranging from $300.00 - $800.00 canadian. several early prints are now selling for more than $10,000.00, but many spectacular prints from the early 1960’s sell for under $1,000.00.dimensions 13"x16" artist signed and numbered 3/30

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