Untitled (Rockhole site of Marrapinti) bears artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number DR0804068 on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on linen 107 x 122cm
PROVENANCE: Painted at Kiwirrkurra in 2008 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private collection
Cf. For a related painting by the artist which was exhibited in the National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia in 2007 see Deborah Clark and Susan Jenkins (eds.), Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2007, p.133.
This painting is sold with accompanying Papunya Tula Artists documentation that reads in part: 'This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. The lines in the painting depict the creek at the site and the sandhills that surround it. In ancestral times a group of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship subsections camped at this site during their travels towards the east. While at the site the women made nose bones, also known as Marrapinti, which are worn through a hole made in the nose web. During ceremonies relating to Marrapinti the older women pierced the nasal septums of the younger women who were participating in the ceremony.'
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