Voluptuous and Large 13" 15 lbs Dancing Bear by Late Peter Parr (1970-2012)

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Inuit art: Dancing Bear     
Inuit Artist: Peter Parr
Size: 12.5" tall, 7.5" wide, 5.5" deep. Weight: 15 lbs
Community: Caper Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine 
id: 97-1254831-fdg

This is part of a series of four bears completed by the late Peter Parr in 2010. They are the last bears available by this master artist.

This monumental work is possibly unique in Parr's oevre in that it strays from his more medium sized format of dancing bears. Parr is just as famous for his depiction of dancing bear as is the likes of other greats like Nuna Parr and Joe Kavik. He has created an impressive body of sculptures depicting walruses and other animals as well, but it is his affinity with the dancing bear that has captured the imagination of collectors.

Well respected as an artist, his works are held in several public collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This bear reveals the artist's keen admiration and understanding of the animal's form and movements.

Parr has an uncanny ability to render both the massiveness and the quiet grace of the bear with surprising spirituality and form. The radical truncation of the bear's body creates visual ambiguity.

This is an absolutely brilliant, large and spectacular dancing bear by the acclaimed Inuit artist late Peter Parr (son of Nuna Parr) from Cape Dorset.

One of the last large dancing bears by him.

Here is the tragic story that occurred with the late Peter Parr. CBC - Peter Parr.

The beautiful brown stone with highlighted blotches throughout really make a statement for this carving. I have always been drawn to carvings done in this specific colour as it illuminates its entire surroundings and your audience will immediately take notice when entering the room.

The full dancing motion and voluptuous curves make this a masterpiece.

The overall composition is very dynamic and lively. It is polished to perfection with a high gloss effect as well as immaculate and crisp proportions. This is as nice as they come for dancing bears as it is a classic Peter Parr bear.

It it carved beautifully and stands with much grace.



Peter Parr (1970-2012)

Alternative Names:
• Parr Parr
• Peter Parr
Name Institute City Country
Inuit Sculpture Gallery Marie-Louise Wirth Zurich Switzerland
Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset Art Space Gallery Philadelphia USA
The Next Generation (illustrated broshure) Orca Aart Gallery Chicago USA

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