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Angels in the Moon, 1960

Natsivaar
Canadian (Inuit), 1919 - 1962
stonecut in black and green on laid paper
66 x 61 cm; image: 55.8 x 40.5 cm
Purchased 1961
National Gallery of Canada (no. 9575)
© West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd.

This is one of the first Inuit prints to enter the National Gallery collection in 1961. Although the majority of Inuit are Christian, imagery such as these angels is quite rare, due in part to early collectors discouraging the inclusion of non-Inuit subject matter. The question of authenticity in Inuit art is still debated today.

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