Kenojuak Ashevak on the Canadian Ten Dollar Bill
This past April, the Bank of Canada’s Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor unveiled a commemorative $10 banknote, celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The design for the commemorative bill incorporates Kenojuak Ashevak’s, OC, RCA (1927-2013), stonecut and stencil print Owl’s Bouquet (2007). Reproduced as a holographic rendering, the work can be found in the banknote’s transparent window. This is only the second time an original artwork has been reproduced on a Canadian banknote and the first time a work by an Inuk artist has been featured.