Elizabeth Nyumi Nungarrayi (born circa 1947) Parwalla
Lot 179
Elizabeth Nyumi Nungarrayi (born circa 1947) Parwalla
AU$ 7,000 - 10,000
US$ 6,200 - 8,900

Lot Details
Elizabeth Nyumi Nungarrayi (born circa 1947)
Parwalla
bears artist's name, dimensions, Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 784/00 and Joel Fine Art label on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
120 x 80cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 2000
    Warlayirti Artists, Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills), Western Australia
    Private collection
    Joel Fine Art, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 3 June 2008, lot 226
    Private collection

    In the late 1990s Nyumi adopted her current signature style of 'smudged' continuous lines of dotting with the introduction of bold, bright forms. The striking iridescent shapes of unusual mollusc-like and arched forms are inserted against the shimmering cream ground. These works often represent Parwalla, the site of Nungurrayi's father's country and the bush food collected by the women with their digging sticks. It was these salient paintings which caused her to be the first artist from Waralyirti Artists to exhibit at the Sydney Biennale in 2004.

    This painting is sold with Warlayirti Artists documentation.
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