‘Two Ravens’ by Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1969 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good Condition – this print was professionally restored for handling marks, strong undulations in paper, framing tapes and marks from previous framing, top left corner patched for rip in paper, mild browning of the paper, and discoloration. View picture #4 that shows back of paper with visible tape marks from previous framing.
Paper undulation remains mildly visible along both top and bottom margins. Restored top left corner paper patch remains mildly visible. Tape marks mildly visible verso along top margin of the paper. This paper is very fragile when exposed to water and liquids needed for restoration and further attempts to clean remaining conditions noted could risk integrity of the paper.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: two simple ravens stroll side by side in a quiet evening or afternoon surrounded by clear snow, it appears. One can see the glare of the snow reflecting back on the raves’ chest. By the size of the ravens in proportion to the paper, it is clear Kenojuak might have been impressed by the raven’s real-life size.
This print was released with 1969 print collection.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.