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September 2019

What Gets Lost: The Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s Rejected Prints

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When it was founded in 1961, the Canadian Eskimo Arts Committee (later the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council) sought to support the Inuit art market by ensuring that works met particular standards before they were made available for sale to the public. There are no extant review guidelines produced by the committee, at the outset composed exclusively by arts professionals from the South. Rather, judgements were based on committee members’ personal aesthetic tastes and what they felt would be marketable within Canada and internationally.

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