Bear Story (1975)
Edition of 125
Edition of Épreuve D'Artiste proofs: 25
Print size: 13 ¼" x 15 ½"
Image size: 9" x 11 ¼"
BEAR STORY illustrates a story one of the Gambell Eskimo hunters told the artist when she asked how they hunted polar bears. "He told a long tale about running the bear with dogs until the bear falls in complete exhaustion. A hunter then runs in and holds up one of the bear's forelegs and the other hunters rush in and stab the bear to the heart. I think he was pulling my leg, but it made a good subject for a print." Dale later said "I think maybe it's a tall tale, but at least it's an Eskimo tall tale."
One of four stone lithographs created by DeArmond in 1975 and printed in Paris, France. The others:
Original price: $25.00
There are hand-colored examples known, mainly on the proofs.