Annie Pootoogook

Untitled (Kenojuak and Annie with Governor General Michaëlle Jean)

2010
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Annie Pootoogook made this drawing following her visit with the former Governor General of Canada when this exhibition opened at the National Gallery in 2009. It is remarkable for its representation of Kenojuak Ashevak, one of the first generation of Inuit artists to begin producing graphic art in the North. Pootoogook and Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean are dressed in suits while Kenojuak Ashevak wears an elaborately beaded amauti. Using an ornate room at Rideau Hall as her setting, Pootoogook takes evident pleasure in recreating the richness of the patterned carpet, coloured wallpaper, elaborate sconces, and other decorative embellishments.
Title
Untitled (Kenojuak and Annie with Governor General Michaëlle Jean)
Date
2010
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil on wove paper
Dimensions
51 x 66 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2010
Rights
© Dorset Fine Arts
Accession number
43064