Barrupu Yunupingu (1948-2012) Untitled (Ancestral Fire), 2010
Lot 248
Barrupu Yunupingu (1948-2012) Untitled (Ancestral Fire), 2010
Sold for AU$ 3,660 (US$ 3,119) inc. premium

Lot Details
Barrupu Yunupingu (1948-2012)
Untitled (Ancestral Fire), 2010
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
143 x 82cm (56 5/16 x 32 5/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:

    Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Yirrkala, Northern Territory (catalogue number 3716A)
    Purchased from Raft Artspace, Alice Springs in October 2010
    The Laverty Collection, Sydney

    EXHIBITED:
    Barrupu: Shows Up In The Desert, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs, Desert Mob Show, 10 September - 2 October 2010, cat. no. 4

    LITERATURE:
    Barrupu: Shows Up In The Desert, exh. cat., Raft Artspace, Alice Springs, Desert Mob Show, cat. no. 4, p.15 (illus.)

    Barrupu Yunupingu is a sister to Gulumbu and
    NyapanyapaYunupingu, both award winning artists.
    Her brothers Galarrwuy and Mandawuy are each
    Australians of the a Year. Her father Munggurrawuy is
    known as a major artist and land rights activist of the
    1960s and 70s. Her style is the closest of his children
    to that which he employed. This cross current of the
    Gumatj clan flame design belongs to the second season
    of her major bark work. Although she has only had
    two exhibitions so far (at Raft Artspace and Alcaston
    Gallery) she is already in the National Gallery of
    Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery
    of New South Wales Collections.

    Will Stubbs


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