Boxer Milner Tjampitjin (born circa 1935) Purkitiji
Lot 151
Boxer Milner Tjampitjin (born circa 1935) Purkitiji
Sold for AU$ 14,400 (US$ 13,460) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Boxer Milner Tjampitjin (born circa 1935)
Purkitiji
bears artist's name, dimensions and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 470/05 on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on linen
120 x 80cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 2005
    Warlayirti Artists, Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills), Western Australia
    Short St Gallery, Broome
    Private collection

    In this example Tjampitjin paints Purkitji, the artist's country on the floodplains of Sturt Creek. The large water system drains into Lake Gregory 350km to the south. As such the artist's iconography often represents the water, floods, rain clouds, rainbows and the cloudy 'milk water' that flows through his country during the wet season.

    This painting is sold with accompanying documentation from Short St Gallery, Broome.
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