Shy Rabbit

Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, CC, See available art.
Cape Dorset, See available art.
Art Type:
Original Drawing
Original drawing with graphite and pentel pen on Ragston - S.N paper
Original Drawing
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 18 x 18 in
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 46 x 46 cm
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:




‘Shy Rabbit’ by Kenojuak Ashevak —  Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2004 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:          Mild wrinkles and creases throughout.

Description by Artist:     No description by artist found.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Very simple line drawing of an arctic rabbit.  What is uncommon to see and that is of great collectible value is the various attempts to draw this rabbit until finally Kenojuak was happy to select one of her previous attempts.  From its head, tail, body, legs, it all was drawn and erased, drawn and erased, drawn and erased who knows how many times.  I wonder how long Kenojuak spent sketching this rabbit before finally tracing it with ink.  In fact, though not included in the pictures, verso of the paper it is faintly visible various attempts to draw a bird or a goose.  You can see fanned feathers and feet of a goose and erased.  This is one of the few works by Kenojuak that perhaps is not necessarily decorative choice but must definitely a unique collectible opportunity.

I think it is very interesting experience to be holding in your own hands an original piece of paper that such great artist as Kenojuak Ashevak handled, turned, twisted, drew, stored, changed, all from her house and then delivered to West Baffin Eskimo Coop to then deliver to Dorset Fine Arts and that has exchanged hands among many different galleries and art exhibits.  Now available for you to proudly own…