9" Inuk Drum Dancer Pits Qimirpik

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Inuit art: Drum Dancer
Inuit Artist: Pits Qimirpik
Size: 8.5" tall, 6" wide, 2.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentinite
id: caps-11090403hafy

Note** 10 years ago, this piece was part of a series of Inuk themed carvings made by Pits Qimirpik that consequently, went viral on the Inuit art scene. This statue was part of the iconic collection that was acquired by the TD bank, and today represents one of the most iconic carvings in Inuit art.

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Inuk drum dancer is one of the most forward-looking and progressive style of Inuit carvings of the 21st century. 

Pits Qimirpik introduced this genre of carving in 2010 with “Teen With MP3”. He has been heavily influenced by his reality of living in the now “modern” Canadian Far North.

Canada’s TD bank (Toronto Dominion) proudly acquired the piece in 2010.  It remains in their permanent collection as a testament to Qimirpik’s willingness to risk and be innovative. 

Pits has changed the Inuit art scene forever and he is recognized globally as a trailblazer.  His Inuk themed pieces are done in such an animated and dynamic way. This is why they are in such high demand internationally.

The carving is stoic and opulent.  The dark stone is uplifted by the terse lines and flawless symmetry of the sculpture. This Masterpiece howls with bountiful audacity and sashay.  The facial features are permanently etched with joy reflecting the soul of this music lover. 

The brilliance of the subject matter is indeed utilitarian verging on the abstract of modernism.

This Masterpiece is so different and so incredibly unique!!!  Few collectors will ever own such a venerable and worthy spirit of the North.

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