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Spring Break Up. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo Natural.
Printed by Cee Pootoogook

I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I heard about the Cape Dorset print collection, but I can tell you this definitely wasn’t it. My stereotype of Inuit art had me sure it wasn’t my thing but man, was I wrong. Oh so, wonderfully, wrong.

I was in the Craft Ontario shop the day the collection was released and I couldn’t get over how much of it I liked. I couldn’t get over how many people liked it. This was a big deal. People were lining up to spend hundreds, even thousands, on these limited edition prints (there are only 50 of each print produced, which are sent across Canada ahead of the October 17th release date). Until I started at Craft Ontario I didn’t realize that inuit art actually appreciates in value. These prints aren’t just pretty, they’re investments. Neat, right?

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Winter Hare. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo Natural.
Printed by Cee Pootoogook

 

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(left) Radiant Spirit. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo White.
Printed by Qavavau Manumie 

(right) Trance. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo White.
Printed by Tutuiza Jaw

 

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(left) Mosquitoes. Lithograph on BFK Rives Cream.
Printed by Cee Pootoogook

(right) Owl’s Lookout. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo White.
Printed by Ashoona Ashoona

 

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Striped Goose. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo White.
Printed by Ashoona Ashoona

Rethinking Inuit Art – Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection