Drum dancer by Lew Phillip
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Inuit art: Drum Dancer
Inuit Artist: Lew Phillip
Size: 8.25" tall, 5" deep, 6" wide
Community: Iqaluit, NU
This is a series of electrifying white sculptures by Internationally renowned Inuit artist Lew Phillip from Iqaluit. He specifically made this and several other sculptures we have in our store for the Northern Lights festival held in Ottawa Canada back in February 2012. This is an exhibition piece from a well recognized artist, thus making it a very strong investment.
This masterful drum dancer by Lew Phillip was his main featured piece which was used to represent him in Ottawa's art festival. Because their is more detail and composition to this piece, its value is increased significantly. Lew told me during at his pavilion that it took him almost 3 weeks to carve out this drum dancer (that's a long time!). Like all of Lew's carvings, this one is also proportioned perfectly to the actual movements of a real bear.
What excites me so much about this drum dancer is the beautiful marble finish alongside the perfect detail and realism effect. This is why Lew Phillips is a master artist and considered one of the greats. Any piece by him in a collection is a real investment.
Lew Phillip (1947-)
Lew Phillip (1947-) Lew Phillip was born in Iqaluit, he has been carving since 1959. 50 years of carving experience! He is also an ex RCMP officer. International Exhibits:
Eskimo Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg Canada Eskimo Sculpture: Selections from the Twomey Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg Canada The Bessie Bulman Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada White Sculpture of the Inuit, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada Canadian Eskimo Art: a representative exhibition from the collection of Professor and Mrs. Philip GrayFine Arts Gallery, Montana State University The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood To Be Full, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Baffin Island, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Ikpiarjuk: The Sculpture of Arctic Bay, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Major/Minor, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver Canada