The focal point of her solo exhibition in 2002, Kenojuak Ashevak: A Celebration of Sculpture and Graphics, was the exclusive release of the limited edition Pendleton blanket titled “Arctic Owl.” This project was a unique collaboration between Northwest Pendleton, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, and Kenojuak Ashevak. She became the first Inuit artist to produce a design specifically for a blanket with the renowned Pendleton Woollen Mills (est. 1863) in Oregon, USA. For over a century, Pendleton has developed a reputation for quality woven products and has produced blankets with aboriginal artist that are collected all over the world.
The original limited edition of 500 quickly sold out, but we have secured two of them signed by Kenojuak for her 2013 retrospective exhibition.
Kenojuak Ashevak was born October 3, 1927. Her early years were spent living a traditional hunting lifestyle on the land at Ikirasaq on the southern coast of Baffin Island, residing in igloos and skin tents.
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