Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (circa 1938-2001) Straightening Spears at Illyingaugau
Lot 80
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (circa 1938-2001) Straightening Spears at Illyingaungau
AU$ 50,000 - 70,000
US$ 47,000 - 66,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (circa 1938-2001)
Straightening Spears at Illyingaungau
bears artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number TT980706 on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on linen
152 x 183cm (59 13/16 x 72 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted at Kintore in 1998
    Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
    Private collection

    This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate that reads: 'During mythological times a group of men camped at the site of Illyingaungau near the secret cave site of Mitukatjirri, south-east of the Kintore community.

    The rows of dots through this work represent spears which the men are straightening. This is done by slightly warming the spear over a fire and straightening it while it is warm. These men were preparing their spears as they had heard of a possible confrontation with a group of men from the Tjikari area further north'.
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