8" SIGNATURE Dancing Rabbit with IPod by Pits Qimirpik *Tooney*
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Inuit art: Rabbit with IPod
Inuit Artist: Pits Qimirpik
Size: 8" tall, 5" wide, 3" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentinite, Sinew & Mixed media
**Pits Qimirpik SIGNATURE Dancing Rabbit with IPod carving
Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!
Tooney is one of the most forward-looking and progressive style of Inuit carvings of the 21st century.
Pits Qimirpik introduced this genre of carving in 2010 with “Teen With MP3”. He has been heavily influenced by his reality of living in the now “modern” Canadian Far North.
Canada’s TD bank (Toronto Dominion) proudly acquired the piece in 2010. It remains in their permanent collection as a testament to Qimirpik’s willingness to risk and be innovative.
Pits has changed the Inuit art scene forever and he is recognized globally as a trailblazer. Walkman Player, is another spearhead carving in this genre.
Since then, the hype the buzz and the allure of the "Inuk & MP3" theme has rendered this and similar pieces by Qimirpik as truly iconic masterpieces. This carving is of no exception.
When Jamesie Pitseolak’s famous motorcycle graced the front cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly’s Spring 2017 edition, collectors immediately fell in love. Pitseolak had pushed the boundaries of Inuit art. His utilitarian industrial concept of the motorcycle jolted 21st century Inuit carving into a Andy Warhol type dimension. This had never been seen before.
Jamesie Pitseolak has unknowingly pioneered a new and modern generation of Inuit carvers by crafting subject matters that are everyday essentials for the Inuit. Although life in the North is still at times very traditional, in many ways, the Inuit have adapted to modern Western society and young artists like Pitseolak are manifesting this modern influence in their carvings.
Such is the work of Pitseolak Qimirpik in his depiction of an Rabbit listening to his Ipod.
Did you know that Rap and Hip Hop are mainstream music for today’s Inuit youth?
With Tooney, Qimirpik's quest was to portray the influence of Western society on the modern Inuit.
This Masterpiece is so different and so incredibly unique!!!
Few collectors will ever own such a venerable and worthy spirit of the North.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008