Eleeshushe Parr

Untitled (Snowmobiles)

c. 1971
Category: 
This drawing is both a rare instance of Eleeshushe’s artwork as well as an early case of Inuit art depicting modern subject matter. Some collectors initially resisted signs of acculturation in Inuit art instead focusing on “traditional” themes and depictions of the “old ways.” The first artist to successfully break through this barrier is considered to be Pudlo Pudlat. Eleeshushe’s drawing indicates that Pudlo was not alone in his interest in new technology.
Title
Untitled (Snowmobiles)
Date
c. 1971
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured felt pen on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
29.2 x 37.1 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43487