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October 21, 2017 is the official launch date of the annual autumn Cape Dorset Collection. Early preview pre-release reservations as well as new orders will be confirmed on this date. The collection has been released since 1959. Postma Fine Art is an authorized dealer.
"The artwork of Cape Dorset Inuit artist Kananginak Pootoogook (1935-2010) will be included in the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, taking place 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy. The Biennale Arte is one of the world's largest and most prestigious international art exhibitions. Pootoogook is the first Inuit artist to participate in this significant visual art event, enhancing the global profile of Cape Dorset artists and reinforcing the role of Inuit art on the international stage. Kananginak Pootoogook will be represented by a selection of 10 drawings and among these pieces are some of his later ink and coloured pencil on paper works, which depict the material culture of the Inuit". Source: DFA
"Kenojuak Ashevak's stonecut print Owl's Bouquet from 2007 is part of a commemorative bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Bank of Canada unveiled the $10 bank note at its head office in Ottawa on 7 April 2017. Several members of the Ashevak family were present at this important event. Another highlight of the gathering was a display of the original print from which the bank note element was reproduced. Dorset Fine Arts gifted a studio proof to the Bank of Canada's permanent collection. This is the first time that work by an Inuit artist has appeared on a bank note and only the second time that original visual art has been included in a composition".
"Starting 1 June 2017, the Bank of Canada will enter into circulation; 40 million of these commemorative bank notes will be distributed through financial institutions to be broadly available across Canada by 1 July". Source: DFA
Read more about the award and recipients at this link http://www.rjhf.com/programs/indigenousawards/2017/laureates.php
Please note Artist name change for Ningeokuluk Teevee as of March 2017. New spelling is Ningiukulu Teevee. Source: DFA