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Hiyu Muktuk (1973)

Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 35
Edition of Artist Proofs: 6

Paper type: Japanese
Print size: 15" x 22 ¼"
Image size: 11 ¾" x 20"

AKA: Hi-yu Muk-tuk!

Editor's note: this print resulted from Dale's two week visit to the village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island in Northwest Alaska. A poster (as shown) featuring this image was 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. Exact details are unknown, but it appears the poster may be a silkscreen.

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.

The other prints from Dale's excursion to Gambell:
One for the Whale
Snow Buntings at Gambell
Spring Comes to Gambell Village

Featured in the book Dale DeArmond – A First Book Collection of Her Prints.

Original price: $45.00