Representing Northwest Coast, Inuit and Maori artists
Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
101-1669 West 3rd Ave. Vancouver, BC, Canada  V6J 1K1

1-888-669-8813
or 
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MONTHLY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Elizabeth Nutaraluk Aulatjut (Nootaraloo)
(1914-1998)
Arviat, Nunavut

Elizabeth Nuturaluk Auladjut, a leading matriarch in Arviat (Eskimo Point), was also one of a legendary group of great carvers from the community that included, John Pangnark, Andrew Miki, Lucy Tasseor, Luke Anowtalik and Marc Alikaswa. She was one of the artists whose artworks defined a unique carving style for this community and became very collectible. Elizabeth’s late husband, Andy Aulatjut was also a carver.

Elizabeth was born near Ennadai Lake, 200 miles inland from the community of Arviat (Eskimo Point). In her early years she lived a nomadic life on the land and after enduring a decade of famine, she and her surviving family members were airlifted to Arviat in 1957. She made her first carvings to barter for food while on the land and then she continued to support her family with her sculpture once she moved into the community. Her first exhibition was the renowned Sculpture/ Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic Exhibition (1971-73) that toured USA, Canada and Europe. She continued to exhibit her whole life in exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, and her art is included in many museum collections, as well as documented in many catalogues and books.


Bust of Woman (c.1992)

Basalt
3.75 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches

Price: $1750.00

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Mother and Child with Bird (c.1971)

Basalt
9.5 x 7 x 3.2 inches

Price: $4500.00

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Caribou
 

Basalt
4.75 x 3.25 x 1.5 inches

Price: $750.00

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Mother and Child (c.1973)

Basalt
8 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches

Price: $10,000.00

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October 2018 - NEW COLLECTIONS
Northwest Coast Art
Salmon & Bear Totem Pole (1999)

by Stan Bevan

Stan Bevan has a long history of carving totem poles for private homes, international sites and cultural sites including the Kitselas Canyon near Terrace, British Columbia.
Recently he was commissioned with his co-instructors at the Freda Diesing School for Northwest Coast to produce three totem poles for the Margaret Cargill Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This pole was carved 20 years ago for a private home in California. 
The pole has aged and seasoned beautifully with few hairline checks.


Red Cedar
75 x 27 x 18 inches

Price: $32,500.00

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Māori Art





 
Raven


by Rex Homan

Karuri, Haematite Eyes, Painted MDF
13.75 x 13 x 9.25 inches incl. base

Price: $6,625.00

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Fernbird


by Rex Homan

Matai, Haematite Eyes, Painted MDF
11 x 17 x 7 inches incl. base

Price: $6,650.00

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Inuit Art
 
Spiritual Narwhal Hunter

by Bart Hanna

Marble
23 x 9 x 6 inches incl. tusk and harpoon / 

Price: $8,750.00

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Howling Wolf


by Bobby (Nokalak) Anivalik

Steatite
6.5 x 6.25 x 2.75 inches

Price: $1,500.00

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Drum Dancing Under Northern Lights
 
by Alex Kayotak

Antler
12 x 14 x 5.5 inches

Price: $1,600.00

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Polar Bear
 
by Quaraq Nungusuituq

Marble
5.5 x 13.5 x 4.25 inches

Price: $3,500.00

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*Prices, specifications and images are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. 

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