Kwakiutl Hok-Hok

Artist:
Eugene Hunt, See available art.
Gender:
Male
Style:
Northwest Coast
Community:
Kwakwaka’wakw, See available art.
Art Type:
Print
Collection:
1998
Medium:
Silkscreen on Stonehenge Cover White (rag) paper
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition Print # 200 of 200 printed by Pacific Editions Ltd
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 21 x 20 in
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 53 x 51 cm
Framed:
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:
11000-00162

$250.00

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Description

Kwakiutl Hok-Hok’ by Eugene Hunt – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:       no condition noted.

Description by Artist:     “The Hok-Hok is one of several bird figures which play a role in the exclusive Hamat’sa society – a winter dance society unique to the Kwagiulth/Kwakwaka‘wakw. This supernatural being is one of three main bird figures who arrive during the Hamat’sa ceremony. The remaining two creatures are Crooked-Beak-of-Heaven and Raven-at-the-North-End-of-the-World. These three are attendants to Baxwbakwalanuxsiwe’, the Cannibal-of-the-North-End-of-the-World.

The original design for this print was painted on a drum, with a border design painted along the rim. For this edition of prints Eugene transferred the rim Portion of the drum design into a border ring around the cannibal bird.”

Notes from DaVic Gallery:    This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Kwakiutl Hok-Hok“ by Eugene Hunt was published in September, 1998.  It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition:  200 signed and numbered copies, 20 artist’s proofs, 1 printer’s proof.  3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.

Best edition print # 200 / 200