CAPE DORSET
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
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CELEBRATES
30 YEARS
1979 ~ 2009
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Cape Dorset Print Collection
50TH ANNIVERSARY
1959 ~ 2009



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Images of the North
is honored to host the official
United States opening:


Friday, October 16, 2009
Viewing: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sale by lottery: 7:30 pm

Firm phone and email
orders are accepted until
5 pm, October 16

 

 

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Tue - Sat 11-5:30 & by appt • All Rights Reserved. ©2009

Kinngait’s (Cape Dorset) contribution to the Canadian Inuit Art Movement is unique and profound. Since 1979, Images of the North not only recognized the importance of its elegantly refined sculpture carved from local serpentine but also its enormous printmaking production over the past 50 years.

In the early years, the graphic presentations were offered twice a year, separated into stonecut and lithographic collections often comprising more than 70 images annually. This amazing output of creativity has placed Cape Dorset at the top of Canada’s Inuit art making communities. Many of the artists have been granted important Canadian achievement awards over the years. What collector is unaware of Kenojuak’s seminal Enchanted Owl or Parr’s primitive imagery? A Pauta dancing bear or an Osuitok caribou often represent the epitome of Inuit sculpture.

Respect for Inuit art is acknowledged around the world due to Cape Dorset’s commitment to quality and its ability to describe and promote Inuit culture through prints and carvings. Congratulations to Cape Dorset on their 50th anniversary and I wish everyone at Dorset Fine Arts continued success.

 
 
       
 
   
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