Kananginak Pootoogook

Untitled (Self-portrait at WBEC)

2008
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In this self portrait the artist depicts himself wearing sunglasses and a khaki-coloured jacket with the letters WBEC (West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) on the front. Kananginak identifies himself in his role as the first president and dedicated member of the local Co-operative. However, in the way he has seemingly captured himself in movement, with head down, it has the qualities of a spontaneous snapshot rather than ostentatious portrait.
Title
Untitled (Self-portrait at WBEC)
Date
2008
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil, coloured felt pen, and graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
51 x 67 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2010
Accession number
42945