Three Men, Two Dogs
‘Three Men, Two Dogs’ by PARR – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1963 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Good Condition – This beautiful and rare 57 yr old print has been professionally restored for a number of challenging issues caused by previous framing work including paper handling marks, tape removal, and folding of the paper top and side margins to fit the mat opening space. Fortunately the paper was not trimmed for the same purpose of fitting into the mat space available. However, the folding marks were strong and marks remain visible. The paper and image shows clean, except for the remaining marks due to folding of the paper. Few bark inclusions visible in the paper. Picture #4 details upper left corner of the paper displaying the level of severity of the flattened folds mentioned. This can be again covered using mat for framing.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
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.
Contrary to ‘Men and Walrus’ print design, humans tower in comparison and presence compared to the two dogs in this composition. Dogs, as important they were to their hunting and nomadic lifestyle, occupied a secondary, if not bottom, of the hierarchy pole. Yet, often they do appear in many compositions of Inuit artists, not only PARR. This is a beautiful rare find surely to make you proud to own.
Reference picture # 3 for size comparison with letter size picture