Willy Tjungurrayi (born circa 1936) Untitled (Nyuapurnga)
Lot 172
Willy Tjungurrayi (born circa 1936) Untitled (Site of Nyuapurnga)
AU$ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 9,300 - 14,000
Auction Details
Willy Tjungurrayi (born circa 1936) Untitled (Nyuapurnga)
Lot Details
Willy Tjungurrayi (born circa 1936)
Untitled (Site of Nyuapurnga)
bears artist's name, dimensions, and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT860439 on the reverse as well as artist's name, title, exhibition details on a label on the reverse of the stretcher
synthetic polymer paint on linen
121 x 121cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 1986
    Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
    David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne
    Property of a Melbourne Collector

    EXHIBITED:
    Hugh Williamson Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, 1986

    This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists documentation that reads in part: 'This painting depicts designs associated with the secret-scared Tingari ceremonies at the site of Nyuapurnga to the west of the Kintore community. In mythological times a large group of Tingari men made camp at this place during their travels to Kaakaratintja (Lake MacDonald).

    These Tingari Men travelled over vast areas of the desert regions instructing the post-initiatory youths in the higher education undergone by Aboriginal men of the region...'.
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