This print is a detail from the popular William Beard image “The Dancing Bears”. The print is also known by the title “Wall Street Jubilee” or “The Bears of Wall Street Celebrating a Drop in the Stock Market”. This particular image is a close-up of two brown bears from the original image. The bears are standing upright and dancing while holding hands. There are two more bears lounging in the background. Consisting of mostly browns and greens, the image has a very traditional feel, despite the whimsical subject matter.
Many people that enjoy this image and other versions of the “Dancing Bears” print are unaware of the connection to Wall Street and the Stock Market, and enjoy it simply for the delightful bears having fun in the forest. Other appreciate it for the often referred to Wall Street bears that it represents.
This print is often framed in brown or cherry and seen in traditional homes and offices. It’s the perfect fit for banks and stock brokers, creating a great conversation piece for guests and customers.