25", 125 lbs Dancing Bear with Teeth by Joannie Ikkidluak

Joannie Ikkidluak



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Inuit Art: Dancing Bear with Teeth
Artist: Joannie Ikkidluak (Ikkidluaq)
Dimensions: 25" tall, 17" wide, 6" deep. Weight: 125 lbs
Community: Kimmirut
Stone: Serpentine

***Museum quality piece****

This piece absolutely took my breath away when I first saw it. One of the nicest and most impressive large dancing bears I have ever seen. The stone has a gorgeous marbleized texture to it with a velvety smooth finish. The proportions and curves are A-1. 

Joannie is a brother of Lucassie Ikkidluaq (known for muskox sculptures). Both brothers are world famous Inuit artists. Joannie is notable for his impressive bears with teeth which have one countless awards in art exhibitions around the world.

Joannie can carve just about anything, but his signature sculptures are large bears with teeth, like this one. it is very big and impressive. Every inch is refined to perfection. 

The bear is signed, also comes with igloo tag.

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Joannie Ikkidluak (born in 1945)

Exhibitions:

Lake Harbour Eskimo Sculpture, Pucker/Safrai Gallery, Boston, MA, USA;
Sculpture from Lake Harbour,Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada;
The Inuit Sea Goddess,Surrey Art Gallery, (organized to complement the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal exhibit of the same name), Montreal, QC, Canada;
The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection of Inuit Art,Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada;
This Is My World, Presented by Jordan Fine Arts at the Windmill Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA;
Taste Of The Wild, Orca Aart, Chicago, IL, USA;
The Arctic Project: A Photographic Exchange, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Canada


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