Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 58

Lot 58

PARR (1893-1969)

 PARR (1893-1969)
Lot 58 Details
PARR (1893-1969), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


graphite drawing
19.7 x 25.6 in — 50 x 65 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $4,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


“In the spring of 1961, I approached Parr to ask him about his interest in drawing. He expressed reservations; however, I left him a large sketch pad and pencils. In the course of the following weeks, Parr filled the sketch pad with a myriad of images derived from aspects of the hunting culture which he had experienced. From that point on Parr became a prolific and constant participant.”

Terry Ryan, Inuit Art: An Anthology, 1988, page 38, (originally The Beaver, Autumn 1979)


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LOT 58

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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