Edition of 35
Edition of A/P: 6
Paper type: Japanese
Image size: 11 3/4″ x 20″
AKA: Hi-yu Muk-tuk
Note: this print resulted from the artist’s two-week visit to the village of Gambell on Saint Lawrence Island in Northwest Alaska.
There was a poster (as shown) featuring this image released in 1978, advertising an art show of Four Alaska Artists (including George Ahgupuk, DeArmond, Rie Muñoz, and Diana Tillion) at San Francisco, CA. The show was sponsored by the Greater Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. Details are unknown, but it appears the poster may be a silkscreen print.
A whaling captain is about to harpoon a sounding whale. Hi-yu, from the Chinook jargon, means “much” or “plenty;” muktuk is an Eskimo delicacy consisting of whale skin and blubber.
Included in the book Dale DeArmond – A First Book Collection of Her Prints.
Original price: $45.00