15" Dancing Bear by World Famous Manasie Akpaliapik
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 15" tall, (14" vertical),10" deep, 7" wide. Weight: 18.6 lbs
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Marble (high gloss)
Manasie Akpaliapik had many prestigious commissions, including presentation to the National Art museum of Canada. He is in the premier elite circle of not just master carvers, but premier master carvers. Him, Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben share equally this title at the moment.
Regarding this bear... what can I say... It is the nicest dancing bear I have ever seen in my life. It is as simple as that! Check out the movement, the atomic proportions, the subtleties in movement and stance. If that weren't enough... than you have that wild marble stone. The subtle brownish stripes give it the pigmentation that reminds you this is still a stone.
And then you have the shine.... woooooow!!! The shine, the gloss, the reflective brilliance of the stone. This is one of the nicest pieces I have ever seen. If ever a carving was done to perfection... this here is it. To add to the brilliance of the piece, the beautiful black tip on the nose completely punctuates this piece with incredible bravado and panache!
This is nothing short of an investment. Your looking at doubling your efforts in less than 10 years with a piece like this.
This is your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world.
A quick google search and you will see just how internationally recognized Manasie is. Do not hesitate on a masterpiece like this.