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Lot #449

Artist William Kurelek
Title Sky Tossing at Alaskan Whaling Celebrations #23/300
Media photolithographic reproduction on paper
Dated 1975
Size 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 29.8 x 24.8 cm.
Frame Size 20 x 17.5 x 1.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed with initials and dated in plate lower right; signed and numbered along bottom; framed with archival mat and special glass; some scratches and handling marks on frame noted

Reference
illustrated on page 52 in The Last of the Arctic by William Kurelek, published by Pagurian Press Limited, 1976)

Provenance
private collection, Calgary

Sold $878 Estimate $400/$500

Biographical Information
William Kurelek ~ [1927-1977] Canadian OSA, RCA
see Someone With Me: the Autobiography of William Kurelek, by W.Kurelek; Kurelek's Canada, by W.Kurelek, Pagurian Press, 1978; William Kurelek: A Retrospective, by A.Isaacs, E.A.G., 1979; The Last Days and Drawings of William Kurelek, by W.Kurelek, Tundra Books, 1988; A Memoir of William Kurelek, by B.Dedora, Aya Press, 1989; William Kurelek The Messanger, by M.J.Hughes, AGGV, 2011; illustrator and author of several books including A Prairie Boy's Summer, A Prairie Boy's Winter, A Northern Nativity, They Sought a New World, plus others; N.G.C. Vol.2, G-K, ed.C.Hill, pg.390; MacDonald Vol.3 pg.693; Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.101; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website

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