Name Inuit & First Nations Art Auction of May 25, 2016
Auctioneer Walker's Fine Art & Estate Auctioneers
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 5/25/2016
May 25th, 2016 AT 6 PM TUDOR HALL 3750 North Bowesville Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Preview Date/Time MONTREAL PREVIEWS Le Méridien Versailles Hotel Châteauneuf Banquet Room 1808 Sherbrooke St. West Friday, May 6th 2pm - 7pm Saturday, May 7th 10am - 2pm *********************************** TORONTO PREVIEWS One King West Hotel Chairman's Boardroom, 12th Floor Saturday, May 14th 12pm - 8pm Sunday, May 15th 10am - 1pm *********************************** OTTAWA PREVIEWS Tudor Hall 3750 North Bowesville Road Tuesday, May 24th 5pm - 9pm Wednesday, May 25th 11am - 6pm
Checkout Date/Time Lots can be picked up throughout the auction and until 11:00 a.m. on May 26th, 2016 at the Tudor Hall. All lots must be removed from the auction hall by that time. If you are unable to do so, please make arrangements with us for the removal and storage of your items. Additional removal and storage fees will apply.
Location TUDOR HALL 3750 North Bowesville Road,
Ottawa, ON K1V 1B8
Buyer Premium Buyer's Premium is 18% (21% Internet)
We at Walker's are pleased to present our tenth auction of Inuit and First Nations art, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Ottawa. We are especially proud of this season's offering. We are honoured to have the opportunity to offer the second installment of masterpieces from the Albrecht Collection, one of the most important collections of Arctic art in the world. This includes fine classic and contemporary Inuit works in all media from Canada, ancient and 19th century works from Alaska, and excellent Northwest Coast First Nations works. I worked closely with Dan and Martha Albrecht on organizing the Arctic Spirit exhibition and catalogue for the Heard Museum; the show travelled across the U.S. for several years, from Alaska to Florida. As Albrecht Adjunct Curator of Inuit Art at the Heard Museum between 2006 and 2010 I travelled to the Arctic with Dan and Martha several times, culminating in a series of trips to collect artist interviews for the exhibition. Working with the collection now makes me realize that the Arctic Spirit show was really just the "tip of the iceberg." While a number of works in this sale were included in that show, many more were not. It has been a distinct pleasure for me to study and enjoy these great sculptures, prints, drawings and textiles, some for the first time. Once again we are honoured to be able to present superb Canadian Inuit, First Nations and Greenlandic works from collections across North America. These include lovely Canadian Arctic miniatures and works from Greenland from the collection of the late Lorne Balshine; a distinguished group of paintings by Norval Morrisseau and other First Nations artists; exquisite early Cape Dorset and Arctic Quebec sculptures; and in our opinion the most impressive historic Haida Sea Captain figure ever offered at auction. Finally, this Spring we are especially proud to offer masterpieces from the collection of Sam Wagonfeld. This Denver collector is a passionate and committed lover of Inuit art. Sam's collection includes important groupings of works by artists such as Tatanniq, Kavik, Kenojuak, Anguhadluq, Pudlo, Davidialuk, Parr and others, and is documented in a separate companion catalogue (Lots 1-63). With so many fantastic works this Spring it seems almost superfluous to discuss "highlight" pieces. I will, however, mention what was for me one of the highlight experiences of putting together the auction this time around: working with the roughly half-dozen wonderful examples of early Salluit (Sugluk) sculpture. In my opinion the art of Salluit, which flowered for about a decade beginning in the early 1950s, is one of the high points in the history of Inuit art. I hope you will enjoy these and so many of the other treasures we have found for you. We at Walker's continue to be grateful to our many consigning and buying clients. We hope you will enjoy our two catalogues, our most ambitious project to date. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Ingo Hessel Head, Inuit & First Nations Art 1-613-818-2100
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However, guarantee is not made as to the correctness of the catalogue entries and no sale shall be set aside on account of any imperfections not noted. Each lot is sold on an "AS IS," "WHERE IS" basis. 4. BID INCREMENTS: Prospective buyers are required to know and understand the bid increment schedule below, before bidding on any lot. The auctioneer may vary the increments at his/her direction. BID RANGE -- > BID INCREMENT $0 - $100 -- > $10 $100 - $500 -- > $25 $500 - $1,000 -- > $50 $1,000 - $2,000 -- > $100 $2,000 - $5,000 -- > $250 $5,000 - $10,000 -- > $500 $10,000 - $20,000 -- > $1,000 $20,000 - $50,000 -- > $2,500 $50,000 - $100,000 -- > $5,000 $100,000 - $200,000 -- > $10,000 $200,000 and above -- > $20,000 5. AUCTIONEER'S RIGHTS: a) All bids are per lot as listed in the catalogue. However, the Auctioneer reserves the right to divide or join lots, without prior warning, as they may see fit upon announcement of same. b) The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw or add to the items as listed in prepared catalogues without notice. c) The Auctioneer has the right to advance the bidding at their absolute discretion. The highest bidder is to be deemed the Buyer. If a dispute arises, the Auctioneer may, at their discretion, resell the lot or announce a decision immediately. d) The Auctioneer may refuse to accept a bid from any individual or party at their absolute discretion. e) The Auctioneer has the right to restrict attendance or participation in the auction rooms or during preview or to any party without explanation. f) The Auctioneer shall have the right to bid or commission their staff to bid on behalf of any consignor up to the reserve price if applicable, but not above. 6. TITLE: Title to the offered lot immediately passes to the highest bidder upon full payment by the Buyer to the Auctioneer; however the Buyer assumes full risk and responsibility from the fall of the auction hammer. 7. FAULTS AND DEFECTS: All lots are sold by the Auctioneer with all faults and defects, with all errors of description and are to be paid for whether genuine and authentic or not. No compensation shall be paid for same. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. The auctioneer does not warrant the condition or availability of frames or any associated glass. 8. DETERMINATION OF FORGERY: Notwithstanding the previous conditions of sale, if within (14) fourteen days after the auction the Buyer gives notice in writing to the Auctioneer that the lot sold is a deliberate forgery and within (7) seven days of such notification the Buyer returns the same to the Auctioneer in the same condition as at the time of sale and satisfies the Auctioneer that the claim is justified, pursuant to any special requests the Auctioneer may make, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price, Buyer's premium & sales tax on the purchase price of the same will be refunded. All action and decisions made by the Auctioneer are final and will not be influenced by the opinion of either the seller or Buyer. (All packing, handling, customs fees, taxes, insurance, valuations, opinions, lodging or travel directly or indirectly related to any returned & refunded lots will be the sole responsibility of the Buyer and no compensation will be paid for same). Any judicial proceedings deemed necessary to resolve a dispute or claim will be settled in the Province of Ontario, jurisdiction of Ottawa. 9. BUYER'S PREMIUM: Each lot is sold subject to a Buyer's premium payable by all Buyers in addition to the purchase price. This premium is expressed as a percentage of the purchase(hammer) price and varies according to type of auction and whether bidding is live, absentee, telephone or by internet. Refer to either our website or the absentee bid form for the specific auction to determine the actual amount of the Buyer's premium. This premium is also announced by the Auctioneer at the start of each auction. 10. SALES TAXES: The Buyer must pay Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax (HST - 13%) on the total purchase price (aggregate of hammer price & Buyer's premium) if the Buyer takes possession of their purchase at the time of the auction, or if they are resident in Ontario and have their purchase shipped to a location in Ontario, or if they pick up their purchase at the Auctioneer's offices in Ottawa after the sale. If the Buyer is from another province in Canada and have their purchase shipped to them by registered carrier, then the appropriate HST/GST (Goods and Services Tax) applicable to their province will be charged. Buyers not resident in Canada are exempt from paying HST or GST on the purchase price of property IF the lot(s) is shipped by registered carrier directly from the Auctioneer to the Buyer's address outside of Canada. 11. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Payment is to be made by cash, pre-approved cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Interac/Debit Card or wire transfer, and within 72 hours (3 business days) after the auction ends. For each wire transfer, there is an additional charge of $25 to cover bank administration charges. Property is released only after all funds have cleared our bank. Local purchases must be removed immediately after the sale provided payment has been received by the Auctioneer. Items sold to foreign and non-local Buyers will be transported to our offices where they must be removed within three (3) working days. Buyers not known to the Auctioneer are required to provide financial and banking details at least three (3) days prior to the auction. The Auctioneer will send an invoice by email or fax after the auction but your credit card may be used immediately to settle your purchase account. A maximum of $20,000 per client per auction may be paid using a credit card if presenting the card in person with photo identification; $5,000 is the maximum for 'not in person' credit card payments within North America. 12. FINANCE CHARGE: If the Buyer's account is not settled in full with regard to fore-mentioned conditions, then a finance charge of 5% per month above the Bank of Canada base rate will be applied to the purchase price until settled in addition to a 2% monthly charge for storage and insurance. If in the opinion of the Auctioneer the lot or lots must be resold then any deficiencies or handling charges against same will be charged to the original Buyer. 13. CULTURAL PROPERTY: In order to export certain property from Canada, a Cultural Property Export Permit may be required. Various objects and values are affected and it is incumbent on a prospective Buyer to fully understand any restrictions prior to sale. It is the Buyer's responsibility to obtain the required permit(s). No sale shall be rescinded if a Cultural Property Export Permit cannot be obtained. Without limitation, and further to the terms of paragraph 12 above, the buyer understands that any item bought may be affected by the provisions of the Cultural Property Export Act (Canada). Based on certain criteria including, but not limited to, value and the length of time in which an object has been in Canada, a Cultural Property Export permit may be required in order to temporarily or permanently export an object from Canada. The buyer must pay for all purchases whether an export permit is issued or declined. 14. RESTRICTED MATERIALS: Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Agreement (CITES), items offered for sale which contain restricted materials such as ivory, tortoiseshell, whalebone, sealskin, rhinoceros horn or other animal parts are not allowed by law to leave Canada or to be imported to most countries. It is the Buyer's responsibility to verify whether this restriction applies to their purchases prior to bidding. No sale shall be rescinded if the Buyer is remiss in this regard. You must ensure that you have reviewed your country's laws before you purchase or ship any works made from, or containing parts made from these restricted materials. It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary permits. No sale shall be rescinded if a permit (CITES or otherwise) cannot be obtained. We encourage you to visit the CITES website If you wish us to apply for a CITES permit on your behalf after the auction, there is a $50 charge for each application. Submitting an application does not guarantee the issuance of a CITES permit. 14a. RESTRICTED MATERIALS (U.S.): Certain lots included in this auction are located in the United States. Although it may be possible for a client to ship these works within the U.S., it may not be possible for these lots to be exported to locations outside the U.S. Numerous American and international laws limit or totally restrict the movement of ivory, whale bone, baleen and other animal parts which may be included in some or all of these lots. Under no circumstances will a sale be rescinded in the event that an export document cannot be obtained. All items must be paid for in accordance with the terms of sale published in this catalogue. Special notice regarding shipping of lots located in the United States: 60, 84, 120, 1221, 122, 135, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 154, 166, 167, 197, 198, 199, 200. All buyers of these lots must contact Walker's to arrange a mutually acceptable access date for a shipping agent to collect purchases within 14 days of purchase, after which time storage charges will apply. 15. ESTIMATES: Pre-sale auction estimates are educated approximations based upon the sale of similar items. These are not necessarily selling prices, as the final bid may be above or below any estimate. 16. LIABILITY: Persons attending a preview, the auction or collecting goods, assume all risks of damage of or loss to person and property and specifically release the Auctioneer from liability. Neither the Auctioneer nor his principle shall be liable by reason of any defect in or condition of the premises on which the sale is held. 17. REGISTRATION: All bidders are required to provide full name, address, phone number(s) and postal code in addition to government issued photo identification. The registrant is fully and solely responsible for all bids placed using their bidding number. Registered Buyers are not permitted to bid for third parties or to transfer purchased lots from one account to another. The Auctioneer reserves the right to determine credit worthiness prior to registering a Buyer and may require banking or credit information and/or credit card information when doing so. 18. REMOVAL AND SHIPPING: Once the Buyer's account is settled, the Buyer then has the responsibility for arranging the removal of their purchases. This transaction is separate from the purchase transaction. All purchases must be removed from the Auctioneer's premises within ten (10) days of the date of the sale. After this time, storage charges in the amount of $5 per lot per day will accrue and other charges may be incurred. The Auctioneer offers a packing and shipping service as a beneficial service to its Buyers. This is an optional service and Buyers should feel free to have others handle their packing and shipping needs provided the purchased item(s) are picked up within tem (10) working days of the date of sale. Our packing and shipping service is provided on a 'Best Efforts' basis and turnaround times will vary depending on the volume of lots sold during the various times of the year. There will be fees for this service and the Auctioneer or handler will proceed only at the Buyer's risk and expense. Please inquire directly with the Auctioneer for a packing/shipping/insurance estimate prior to sale. All estimates are provided on a best-efforts basis and the actual packing and shipping charge may be greater or less than the estimate. Customs duty, sales taxes and brokerage fees as assessed by Government or third party firms are separate from any shipping quote the Auctioneer may provide and are the sole responsibility of the Buyer. For international shipments leaving Canada, WALKERS will only state the actual value of an item on Customs documentation. It is illegal in Canada to declare a false value for an item knowing the item has a higher value (as shown by recent sale). Lots damaged in transit as a result of Customs or Government inspection or improper repacking are not covered by any insurance offered by the Auctioneer or shipper regardless if insurance has been paid for or not. All shipping inquires should be directed to: 19. ABANDONMENT: It is a Buyer's responsibility to either pick up their item(s) within ten (10) days of the date of sale, or to arrange shipping of their item(s) with our shipping department or using a shipper of the Buyer's choice. In the event purchased item(s) are still in our warehouse and in our possession six (6) months after the auction end date, regardless of payment being received or not, the item(s) will be consider to be 'abandoned' and 'surrendered' to the Auctioneer. The Auctioneer shall have the right to sell or donate the item(s) as he sees fit with any proceeds from sale going to the account of the Auctioneer. 20. CONSIGNOR COVENANT: On no account is a consignor of goods to Auctioneer allowed to bid on his or her own merchandise. 21. JURISDICTION: Ontario law applies and jurisdiction and venue over all disputes involving these Terms and Conditions shall be adjudicated at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 22. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: All bidders and others attending this sale agree that they have read and have full knowledge and understanding of these Terms and Conditions of Business, and agree to be bound by same. --- Revised: April 1, 2016 ---
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 99.00 10.00 CAD
99.01 - 499.00 25.00 CAD
499.01 - 999.00 50.00 CAD
999.01 - 1,999.00 100.00 CAD
1,999.01 - 4,999.00 250.00 CAD
4,999.01 - 9,999.00 500.00 CAD
9,999.01 - 19,999.00 1,000.00 CAD
19,999.01 - 49,999.00 2,500.00 CAD
49,999.01 - 99,999.00 5,000.00 CAD
99,999.01 - 199,999.00 10,000.00 CAD
199,999.01 - 9,999,999.99 20,000.00 CAD
Currency CAD
Buyer Premium Buyer's Premium is 18% (21% Internet)
Payment Terms
Please refer to items 10, 11 and 12 in our Terms and Conditions for full details regarding payment.
Lots can be picked up throughout the auction and until 11:00 a.m. on May 26th, 2016. All lots must be removed from the auction hall by that time. After May 26th, items may be picked up at our Ottawa office on weekdays (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Please call at least one business day in advance to let us know of the day and time you will be arriving. Alternatively Walker's can arrange to pack and ship items should you wish. Send an email request to '' for a quote. For further information refer to item 18 in our Terms and Conditions.