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With the Raven Comes the Fish

Arts of the Americas

Kananginak, son of Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, made this print from a drawing by his father. The subject alludes to Inuit knowledge of the interconnected workings of their environment. This print was included in the first graphics collection produced by Cape Dorset Graphics of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, an organization created to promote Inuit art. An exhibition of the first thirty-nine prints toured Canada and the United States to great critical acclaim in 1959, leading to a continuation of the printmaking program, which is still active today.
MEDIUM Stonecut, ink, paper
DATES 1959
DIMENSIONS 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (35 x 19 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, "Pootagook" and his seal
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Joseph (Eegyvudluk) Pootagook (1887–1958). With the Raven Comes the Fish, 1959. Stonecut, ink, paper, 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (35 x 19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 60.58.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.58.4_PS2.jpg)
EDITION Edition: 22/50
IMAGE overall, 60.58.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Joseph Pootoogook, courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts
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