Gulumbu Yunupingu (circa 1945-2012) Ganyu, 2004
Lot 143
Gulumbu Yunupingu (circa 1945-2012) Ganyu, 2004
Sold for AU$ 7,930 (US$ 6,909) inc. premium

Lot Details
Gulumbu Yunupingu (circa 1945-2012)
Ganyu, 2004
bears artist's name, Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre catalogue number 2502P and various other inscriptions on the reverse and artist's name, title, year, dimension, medium and Alcaston Gallery catalogue number AK10482 on a label on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
125 x 29.5cm (49 3/16 x 11 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Northern Territory
    Purchased from Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne in November 2004
    The Laverty Collection, Sydney

    EXHIBITED:
    Garak, The Universe - Gulumbu Yunupingu: New works on bark and larrakitji, Alcaston Galley, Melbourne, 5 - 27 November 2004
    Stone Country - Saltwater, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1 August - 27 September 2009

    LITERATURE:
    Colin Laverty and Elizabeth Laverty et al., Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia's Remote Aboriginal Communities - the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books, 2008, p.299 (illus.)
    Colin Laverty and Elizabeth Laverty et al., Beyond Sacred: Australian Aboriginal Art - the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Edition II, Melbourne: Kleimeyer Industries, 2011, p.335 (illus.)

    This painting is sold with accompanying Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre documentation.

    This work is a very early example of the Ganyu theme
    which saw Yunupingu win the First Prize in the 2004
    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Her
    work is forever included in the fabric of the Musée du
    Quai Branly in Paris. She was, until her death in May
    2012, the best recognized artist of North east Arnhem
    land who had many successful exhibitions at Alcaston
    Gallery, Melbourne throughout her life and is in most
    major collections in Australia.

    Will Stubbs
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