11" Striking Black Walking Bear by Joe Ippak
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Joe Ippak
Size: 11" long, 5" tall, 4" wide. 6.2 lbs
Community: Sanikiluak, NU
Stone: Argelite (jet black)
This carving fell on my lap. It is literally tide for the nicest medium sized bear I have ever seen. The other one was by Henry Evaluardjuk. The pictures will speak for themselves.
If i can add my own opinion, first off, to see a carving done in a black uniform marble stone like this is a rarity. This is as premium - high quality type of piece you will ever see. It is a centrepiece. The crisp lines and smooth curves go hand in hand with the mirror shine polish riding the surface of this deep black stone. And black it is, finished to a mirror shine.
You will probably never see a beautiful black bear like this again. To add to this piece, it was done by the worlds top Inuit artist - Joe Ippak. This man is the very best in bear carvings.
This is a exceptionally well made bear done in a silky smooth dark stone. A must have for your collection. Proportions, size, stone color, texture, finesse are all A-1 on this piece.
A centre piece for any art gallery.