12" Striding Black Marble Walking Bear by Nuna Parr (Possibly his last)
can be reserved, please contact us
Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Nuna Parr
Size: 12" Tall, 11" Wide, 7" deep, Weight: 18.6 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Igloo Tag license number: #15 - Inuit Gifts
** The Co-op has informed us that there is a strong likelihood that this is the very last Nuna Parr. During covid, many Inuit art galleries closed down. One of which had this Beautiful Masterpiece walking bear by Nuna Parr on consignment. It has returned back to the Co-op and has found a home in our gallery.
To the point, this is one of the nicest walking bears I have ever seen by Nuna Parr.
It is a rare occasion where Nuna Parr has crafted his masterpiece from a slate of Black marble stone. This is a rare breed of carving made from this divine stone, and it will be the last time you ever see Nuna Parr do a bear in this color. This is because it is extremely dense stone, very difficult to carve with and is only used when the traditional green serpentine stones are not readily available.
This is a gorgeous bear. It is a classic Nuna Parr in all senses of the word. The beautiful stone and fluid movements are what immediately caught my eye.
This piece in particular features everything that Nuna Parr is so famous for. The movement is quintessentially dynamic and expressive. The finish is smooth and well polished - to a reflective shine.
Nice bears like this by Nuna Parr are very hard to get, Inuit art galleries line up to get one or two. This is because Nuna is the most famous Inuit artist in the world for bears .
For the Inuit art enthusiast, I do not need to explain the notoriety that comes with owning a Nuna Parr Bear. Pure and simple, he is the best Inuit artist in the world for Bears.
When I am lucky enough to get the chance to buy one, there is absolutely no hesitation on my side. This is because I know it will sell fast. This is your chance to own one of his fine pieces. We buy directly from him and can offer you a much better deal than most other galleries.
The bear is signed and comes with igloo tag.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008