Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Two Faces (c.1974)

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  • Medium: basalt
  • Size: 7.8 × 2.25 × 2.75 inches
  • Reference Code: M160605

John Kavik

Inuit

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1897-1993)

“Kavik… is one of the most original of Eskimo artists, and he always works the way the spirit moves him. He works steadily and ‘professionally,’ his objects are made for sale , but this does not detract form his art. He makes things well, imaginatively and ingeniously. He is a real artist… All of Kavik’s carvings are inventions and discoveries of images and activities; they have balance without having bases; they are ingenious without being gimmicky; they are works of art and love.”