Gunarh and the Whale

Artist:
Don Yeomans, See available art.
Gender:
Male
Style:
Northwest Coast
Community:
Haida, See available art.
Art Type:
Print
Collection:
1987
Medium:
Silkscreen
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition Print # 2 of 165
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 15 x 13 in | Frame: 37 x 34 in
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 38 x 33 cm | Frame: 94 x 86 cm
Framed:
$ 1,750.00 CDN + shipping costs
Product ID:
11400-00443

$1,350.00

Available!

Description

Gunarh and the Whale‘ by Don Yeomans – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida Artist presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:          Framed. Four part series print of same print # 2 of 165 that the way they are setup in this frame is to intentionally resemble a Bentwood Box design.  Quiet ingenuous.

Frame:  Note that for safety reasons, framed print is recommended to be shipped with glass removed. This print is beautifully framed with good quality conservation glass and materials and may be shipped as-is at buyer’s discretion with shipping costs charged in addition. Price given is for prints unframed and removed from frame. ** Please inquire ** for purchasing framed, as-is.  Price framed is $ 1,750.00 CAD + shipping costs.  Thanks.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:    There was once a man named Gunarh whose beautiful wife was kidnapped by a Killer whale.  He took her to the underwater village of the powerful Killer whale People, and planned to wed her as soon as he could create a dorsal fin and attach it to her back. However, Gunarh was determined to rescue his beloved. He undertook a series of perilous tasks, going so far as to ride on the back of a mighty Killer whale to reach the village in the depths of the sea. There, Gunarh successfully extracted his wife from the Chief Killer whale’s longhouse, rescuing his love and returning with her to their own earthly village.

This is a common myth amongst the Haida people but there are many versions of this legend base on the Nation which is telling the story. In some versions, Gunarh is instead called Nanasimget.

Four part series print of same print # 2 of 165 that the way they are setup in this frame is to intentionally resemble a Bentwood Box design.  Quiet ingenuous.