Hunters of Old
‘Hunters of Old’ by PARR – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1971 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Condition: Treated for paper creases throughout. 3 small tapes remain verso from previous framing. Treated puker in lower left area leaving untreatable mild discoloration.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: PARR’s works compare much 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.
In this print we see PARR’s vision of first-hand experience, as hunter himself, of two hunters hunting the some of the most preferred animals that included caribou and walrus. These hunters are accompanied and assisted by their faithful companion, the dog. Caribou was important for the fur that provided for great meat and the best winter protection for parkas as well as bones and antlers for tools; walrus provided for blubber for lamps and meat for dogs. In this composition we already see hunters using rifles as hunting tools as opposed to more rudimentary tools that hunters of old would.
Beautiful energetic print.
Reference picture # 8 for size comparison with letter size paper sheet.