Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1942) Untitled (Kadaitcha Dreaming)
Lot 53
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1942) Untitled (Kadaitcha Dreaming)
AU$ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 14,000 - 19,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1942)
Untitled (Kadaitcha Dreaming)
bears artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number RT920403 (obscured) on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 152cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted at Kintore in 1992
    Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
    Ebes Collection, Melbourne

    LITERATURE:
    Hank Ebes (ed.), Nangara: the australian aboriginal art exhibition from the Ebes collection, Melbourne: The Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, 1996, vol 1, p.60, cat. no.169; vol 2, cat. no.169 (illus.).
    Kasper Konig et al. (eds.), Remembering Forward: Australian Aboriginal Painting since 1960, London: Paul Holberton Publishing, Cologne: Ludwig Museum (exhibition catalogue), 2010, p.74 (illus.)., p.79, p.174

    EXHIBITED:
    Nangara: the australian aboriginal art exhibition from the Ebes collection, Stichting Sint-jan, Brugge, Belgium, March 9 - June 23, 1996, cat. no.169
    Remembering Forward, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany, November 20, 2010 - March 20, 2011, cat. no.29

    Between 1989 and 1995 Tjampitjinpa's traditional Tingari imagery transformed into bold, powerful and highly abstracted images. These works are a classic example of the innovative approach to painting that transpired in the art of a small group of Pintupi masters during this period. His technique evolved where he began to infuse the application of dots into broad bands of compressed lines in contrasting colours that created paintings with an assured visual power.

    This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate that reads: 'The roundel in this painting depicts a large soakage water site at Mapurrinya on the south side of Lake Mackay. When people dig for water at this soakage site, as soon as they obtain water the storm clouds gather and bring the rain. In mythological times two Kadaitcha Men (Ritual Killers) travelled to this site and created the lightening'.
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