George Tjungurrayi (born circa 1943) Untitled (Designs Associated with the Claypan Site of Kirrimalunya)
Lot 33
George Tjungurrayi (born circa 1943) Untitled (Designs Associated with the Claypan Site of Kirrimalunya)
Sold for AU$ 38,400 (US$ 33,751) inc. premium

Lot Details
George Tjungurrayi (born circa 1943)
Untitled (Designs Associated with the Claypan Site of Kirrimalunya)
bears artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number GT0108064 on the reverse and Utopia Art Sydney label on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on linen
182 x 244cm (71 5/8 x 96 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Painted at Kintore in 2001
    Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
    Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney
    John Kaldor, Sydney

    Cf. For a similar work see Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (eds.), Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000, p.121.

    In the early 1990s George Tjungurrayi developed the distinctive, minimal style of finely executed lines, alternating in a two-toned pallette for which he has become renowned. He held his first solo exhibition at Utopia Art Sydney in 1997 and went on to gain ongoing national and international acclaim for his contemporary interpretation of typical Western Desert imagery. In this large-scale canvas, Tjungurrayi magnfies details of his Country in a particularly subtle pallette, resulting in an exaggerated, yet gentle optical design.

    This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate
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