Oviloo Tunnillie was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Oviloo Tunnillie's estimated art value is C$9,000 (*)
Oviloo Tunnillie's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$10,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 118 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$10,000.
Dimensions - 45.4 cms x 15 cms x 15.88 cms (17.75 ins x 6 ins x 17.75 ins)
Lot for sale by Walker's Auction House, Ottawa
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for CAD $9,440
Dimensions - 5 cms x 17 cms (1.97 ins x 6.69 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for CAD $1,800
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
Beginning in the 1970's, the nude female body is a central motif for artist Oviloo Tunnillie. Though she made several experiments with the form, she is widely recognized as the first Inuit sculptor to produce works representing the naked female body. The unorthodoxy of this distinction is largely due to the lack of nudity throughout the Inuit carving tradition, in addition to the systemic suppression of sexuality among Indigenous populations by colonial governments since European Contact.