Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook homeless in Ottawa

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by Drink & Draw MTL on July 22, 2012

It was with heavy hearts that we learned today that acclaimed and highly influential contemporary Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook is living on the streets of Ottawa with her partner, pregnant and selling sketches to get by. While the pair struggle to find housing Annie continues to do a drawing a day, which she sells to passers by for a meager $25 – $30 dollars.

Read more and watch an interview in this Ottawa Citizen article. We thought we’d post some recent works by the artist while continuing to follow this story, hoping for a happy ending. Above image: Woman With The Devil (2003/04)

Cape Dorset Freezer (2006)

Memory of My Life: Breaking Bottles (2002)

Ritz Crackers  (2004)

Sobey Awards (2006)

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