JOHNNYBOO ULLUAKULLUK (1923-D) IQALUIT (FROBISHER BAY) / KIMMIRUT (LAKE HARBOUR) Surfacing Polar Bear stone, 3 x 4 x 3 in (7.6 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm)
ESTIMATE: $300 — $400
PRICE REALIZED: $264
This is a relatively early work by Johnnyboo, carved before his move to Iqaluit. The simplified sculptural forms of this lovely bear remind us of similar works by the great Mannumi Shaqu (1917-2000). For a similar work by Johnnyboo see Walker’s Auctions May 2018, Lot 276.