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Artist of the moment……Abraham Pov

Abraham Pov was born in the year 1927,  just south of Povungniuk, and he was the  son of Joe Talirunili. Talirunili’s work the Great Migration has the record for an Inuit artist work at auction. The record price was $290,000. Below a short clip of this famous work at is record breaking auction.

Abraham took Pov as his last name from the town’s name.

Eventually Pov relocated to Inukjuak, Quebec, Canada where he raised a family.

Pov did an awesome job of capturing details and adding twists in the body and sculpture to show the movement of the figure.

Abraham Pov passed away in 1994 at 67 years of age.

Price range info: Abraham Pov’s work range from $1,000 to $4,000.

Abraham Pov is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

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