30” Masterful Sideways Swimming Beluga Whale by Nuna Parr
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Nuna Parr
Size: 29.5" across, 8" tall, 7" deep, 59.6 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Note** A very difficult piece to take a picture of. The photos do not nearly do the piece justice. One of Nuna Parr's top 5 pieces in our opinion. The sideways position of this Whale lends itself to be showcased on a shorter podium below eye level.
This Nuna Parr masterpiece was crafted in 2005. In the last 3 months, we have yet to see any new Nuna Parr pieces come in.
As many of you are aware, a year ago we became aware that Nuna Parr had been experiencing some physical difficulties with one of his arms. In fact, we had acquired a bear that Nuna had carved with the help of a relative using only one arm. Happily, he recovered the use of his arm but the number of carvings he produces is diminishing. We are very keen to find his last remaining bears. I have been so lucky to recently acquire some pieces which he carved in the last few years but for some reason were not on the open market.
I was elated to recently come across this gorgeous and unusual Beluga Whale. This whale is not Parr's usual theme, however, it is so spectacularly carver, it represents the opus of Nuna’s career. This is a sheer Masterpiece. It was carved in 2005 at the height of his career.
Every part of this sculpture is perfection; the movement, the balance and the choice of the deep dark serpentine stone.
Do I have to say this Masterpiece is also the perfect Investment piece? In the near future, this large quintessential Nuna Parr bear will be sought after and savvy collectors will want to buy this piece as fewer and fewer carvings come onto the market.
I am so honoured to have this piece. I seriously considered keeping it for my private collection. But, I have so many clients who wait patiently for the chance to obtain a large Nuna piece for their collection that I reluctantly let him go.
DO NOT hesitate on this iconic Nuna Parr whale. This carving will give you years of joy!