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i u a pi pu pa ti tu ta ki ku ka gi gu ga mi mu ma ni nu na si su sa li lu la ji ju ja vi vu va ri ru ra qi qu qa ngi ngu nga lhi lhu lha

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Parr, ᐸ


PARR (1893-1969), E7-1022, Cape Dorset
FOUR WOMEN, engraving, 1963, 42/50, unframed, 9.75" x 11.75" — 24.8 x 29.8 cm.

Est. $800/1,200

Note: “In spite of the title of this print, the parkas worn by these four mysterious beings define them as men; there are no voluminous amautiq hoods, nor are there long, elegant skirt-tails and aprons, which every Eskimo woman wears. Beneath the short attire are not skirts but overpants worn by hunters. Without distracting details of any kind, this is the universal image of a group walking together. To Parr, technique is a subservient of subject, which is realized with near-absolute directness.”
Patrick Furneaux and Leo Rosshandler, Ernst Roch, ed., Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, 1974, pp. 74-5

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-11-18 Waddington's 13 800 1,200 780.00
2012-11-05 Waddington's 38 1,000 1,500 1,080.00
2009-11-09 Waddington's 8 800 1,200 2,040.00

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