Two Hawks Fighting
‘Two Hawks Fighting’ by Ohotaq Mikkigak – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1961 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good Condition – print professionally treated for minor handling marks and soft folds in both bottom corners apparently caused by hinge corners used for framing.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Very possibly Ohotaq may have used the same stencil of the hawk image and with a simple rotation of 120 degrees exactly create this dynamic action filled image of two equally strong and aggressive hawks fighting mid-air. There are only few and minor differences in the two images that could be explained by the fact the stencil is sealskin difficult to handle resulting in these minor differences or that perhaps Ohotaq may have attempted a second similar stencil. Can you detect the minor differences? Excellent find for the avid collector that simply must have such evasive and rare 61 year old print. It is also interesting to note that such action filled combative image is not common to see in Ohotaq’s designs.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.