H&R 17" Museum Piece Bird Spirit by Toonoo Sharky *Skully*

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Inuit art: Bird Spirit
Inuit Artist: Toonoo Sharky
Size: 17" wide, 10" tall, 6" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU (Carved in Iqaluit, NU) 9/22
Stone: Serpentine
id: b-29767fdfj

Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!

One of Master Carver Toonoo Sharky's Finest Sculptures

Provenence Sept 13, 2022 It comes as no surprise to my clients to hear me say that Toonoo Sharky is high on my list of favourite artists.
He has earned that esteem because he consistently produces carvings that are imaginative, innovative and possess a beauty that is difficult to describe in words. Skully was purchased in Cape Dorset.

A picture really is worth a thousand words.

All this explanation to say that... in my 15 years as the owner and curator of Canada’s largest and most sought after Inuit art gallery, Skully is, in my opinion, the most exquisite Toonoo Sharky sculpture I have ever seen!!!


It is PERFECTION personified.

The stone?  I have never seen Toonoo use this colour before. Spectacular!

The physical attributes of the carving?  I think Toonoo has transitioned to a new level of creativity and innovation with Skully.

The green inlaid eyes are swirled which takes the eye from a two dimensional plane to a three dimensional effect.

Skully is less rigid and more free form than Toonoo's signature birds. 

There isn’t a single aspect of this piece that could be improved upon.

The green inset eyes appear to be alive and charged with spirit.

THIS piece will find its way into a national (WAG) or even an international museum (MOMA) in the future.

Skully could easily be seen as the penultimate Sharky sculpture. Like Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup tin.

If you share my very visceral reaction to this piece; if your jaw dropped or you find yourself drawn back repeatedly just to look?

Then do not hesitate....

If you do, you will be disappointed.

Toonoo’s stunning Bird is nothing short of one of the best investments you will ever make within your art wealth portfolio.

Having a piece like this in your home or office - quite simply - makes a STATEMENT.

This piece will bring you joy forever.


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