‘Day’s End’ by PARR – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1962 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good Condition – This beautiful and rare 58 yr old print has been professionally restored for handling marks and yellowing spots caused by bark inclusions in the paper.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: I’d compare PARR’s works with Luke Anguhadluq’s works on the rawness and direct first hand representation of a nomadic life of the Inuit. It is interesting to notice this collection of PARR images they all invoke from PARR’s memories as a hunter himself where all situations involve male hunters and animals.
Delightful print of three hunters resting after a tiring and successful day hunting. Interestingly PARR uses x-ray vision showing us inside the camp that also interestingly shows in rectangular shape so perhaps this is a summer tent and not winter igloo. We can see the three hunter laying on the sleeping platform with a rifle next to one of the hunters. Their provisions and packs lay at their feet. Outside the camp we see one of the dogs walking around or perhaps just repositioning himself for a more comfortable position. The other two animals could be hunted seals. However, this is debatable because most likely the hunters would’ve opened one of the seals for eating and laying outside cut open would allow the dog to eat the rest. This could indicate that the other two animals may be dogs too, which in turn could probably tell us that the hunters have not caught anything yet? What is your analysis? Amazing find for enthusiasts of PARR’s works.
Reference picture # 5 for size comparison with letter size paper.