Rover Thomas (circa 1926-1998) Yillimbiddi Country
Lot 15
Rover Thomas (circa 1926-1998) Yillimbiddi Country
AU$ 25,000 - 35,000
US$ 22,000 - 30,000

Lot Details
Rover Thomas (circa 1926-1998)
Yillimbiddi Country
bears artist's name, size, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts catalogue number S-1815 and catalogue number AP-1823 on the reverse
natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas
90 x 120cm (35 7/16 x 47 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 1989
    Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra
    Private collection

    Yillimbiddi illustrates a site visited by Thomas' spirit aunt who revealed the Kurirr Kurrir ceremony to the artist after a fatal car crash. The Kurirr Kurirr is the journey of the spirit woman across country, reflecting on the destruction to Darwin made by the Wungkul the serpent, disguised as Cyclone Tracy.

    This painting is sold with an accompanying Waringarri Aboriginal Arts certificate that reads: 'This painting depicts the Saddlers Jump up near Silent Grove in the northern Kimberley at a hill called Yillimbiddi'.
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