21" Iconic Masterpiece Muskox by Lucassie Ikkidluaq
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Inuit Art: Muskox
Artist: Lukassie Ikkidluaq (Ikkidluak)
Dimensions: 21" long, 9" high, 7" wide. Weight: 48lbs
Community: Iqaluit, NU
World Famous Lucassie Ikkidluak recently carved our gallery three of his iconic muskox. The least time he carved was over 3 years ago, and we do not expect him to carve for another 3. (His wife is deeply concerned about his lungs and the stone dust that he takes in). She does not allow him to carve much anymore.
I have been waiting for this day for a very long time. After three years, Lucassie (Ikkidluak) has finally come out of his “retirement”.
Lucassie’s muskoxen cannot be beaten. They are treasured and cherished.
But, sadly, they have become extremely rare.
On the positive side, these sculptures have also become increasingly valuable. Five years ago, the market value for Lucassie’s muskoxen were one third the price of what they are today.
Five years from now, the market value will again double or triple. Translation: a piece that was $5000 five years ago is worth $15,000 today AND in another five years could be worth $30,000-45,000.
This is the world of prestigious art. And it is my honour and luck that Lucassie has chosen only my gallery to receive these three large beauties.
In my opinion, Lucassie is unlikely to carve these large pieces in the future.
This is one of two smaller 7-9” muskoxen which I am also likely to receive.
They are exquisite smaller versions of his larger sculptures. Lucassie’s muskoxen will be the crown jewels in your collection.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008