Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (circa 1930-2002) Worm Dreaming
Lot 54
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (circa 1930-2002) Worm Dreaming
AU$ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 19,000 - 28,000
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Lot Details
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (circa 1930-2002)
Worm Dreaming
inscribed 'Clifford Possum' on the reverse
synthetic polymer paint on linen
190 x 120cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 1993
    Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne
    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.68, cat. no.235; vol 2, cat. no.235 (illus.).

    EXHIBITED:
    Nangara: the australian aboriginal art exhibition from the Ebes collection, Stichting Sint-jan, Brugge, Belgium, March 9 - June 23, 1996, cat. no.235

    Cf. For an earlier, stylistically similar example of the same subject from the Holmes a Court collection see Narripi Worm Dreaming, 1986 in Vivien Johnson, The Art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Sydney: Gordon and Breach Arts International, 1994, p.107, pl.43.

    The Worm Dreaming is associated with Narripi, 100 kilometres east of Mount Allan. The undulating lines simultaneously depict the tracks of the worm as it burrows underground as well as the travels of the Ancestral Worm Men as they moved across the earth in mythological times. This design was drawn from body paint designs for ceremony and sand painting.

    This painting is sold with a CD of the artist painting and singing the story.
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