Inuit Art Auction

Lot 60
PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A. (1916-2009), E7-990, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

STRUTTING POLAR BEAR, stone, signed in Roman and syllabics, c. 1970,
10.00" x 8.27" x 5.00"
25.40 x 21.00 x 12.70 cm
Cape Dorset / Kinngait


Est. $6000/9000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/29/2018


Provenance: Gallery One, Toronto, 1984 Private Collection, WI

Note: Pauta was one of the first Inuk artists to develop a distinctive, personally unique style. A Pauta bear among a shelf of polar bear sculptures is instantly recognized. Although he worked on a wide variety of subjects, his dancing bears are particularly significant to him because polar bears are important shamanistic creatures, embodied spirit helpers of Inuit culture.


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