10" Bear with Inlay Claws and teeth Famous Jimmy Iqaluq

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Inuit art: Standing Bear
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 9.5" high, 5" wide, 2" deep. Weight: 5.3 lbs
Community: Sanikiluaq
Stone: Argillite 
id: d-6788ajjjy

This is part of a series of two bears famously done by world renowned Inuit artist - Jimmy Iqaluq. Yet again, an extraordinary iconic sculpture by Iqaluq.

In this piece, the artist has synthesized the salient aspects of the shaman dancing bear. The composition is not only charged with meaning, it is aesthetically pleasing as well. The bear's face is beautifully framed by the brilliant, electric and softly undulating plane of dark green argillite stone.

When I saw the red tongue, I did not hesitate on this one. Never have I seen Jimmy, let alone any artist make a red tongue. 
The argillite stone is immaculate, as well as the inserted claws. This piece has so much depth and sophistication to it. 

Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - )

Community: Sanikiluaq

Solo exhibition:
"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005
"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 1998

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