Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Joe Jaw Ashoona
Size: 43" long, 20" high, 16" wide, 560 lbs.
Community: North-West Territories
** This bear is Eligible for Layaway Plan
** SHIPPING - TBD (Estimated at $2,000-$3,000 within North America)
This gorgeous bear is featured in CBC documentary along with the artist Joe Ashoona (starting minute 21:50), here is the link:
CBC documentary "Carved in Stone"
I don't want you to miss this opportunity!
We are so proud to be able to present to you one of the large Joe Jaw Ashoona bears that was featured in the CBC documentary.
Provenance - May 2021
This museum piece walking bear along with two other pieces in our gallery were recently featured on an award-winning documentary that aired on the CBC last Saturday, April 30th.
If you would like to own a masterpiece that has this kind of notoriety and recognition then do not hesitate. Several other pieces from the documentary which were in our gallery have been sold already.
We had three of Joe's large bears in the last year. This is the last one available. The fact that it was in the documentary, gives it a provenance that will make it an investor's dream.
Benchmark Masterpiece Carving!
Gentle Giant Collection
This spectacular specimen is our last offering from Joe Jaw Ashoona’s triad of Very Large bears.
This sculpture is the perfect rendering of an Arctic bear.
Joe Jaw has an incredible talent for carving bears. In fact, I have never seen bear sculptures of this size and demeanor in my 12 years of curating Inuit art.
The polish on this carving is unequivocally perfect.
The marble is cool and velvety to the touch.
The green stone is vivid and exotic and reflects the bear's wild and aggressive warrior spirit!
The veining in the marble mimics cracks in the dry mud or the veins in a leaf. The stone reminds us that this creature is a force of nature
Because of their large size, our Giant bears have a big personality which is more magnetic and awesome than the smaller bear sculptures.
The response to our Gentle Giants has been enthusiastic. Collectors are excited to have the chance to add these magnificent large pieces to their collections.
These Giants look good on a pedestal but also standing directly on the floor.