Djirrirra Wunungmurra (born 1968) Buyku, 2009
Lot 53
Djirrirra Wunungmurra (born 1968) Buyku, 2009
Sold for AU$ 9,760 (US$ 8,604) inc. premium

Lot Details
Djirrirra Wunungmurra (born 1968)
Buyku, 2009
bears '3420-0 Djirrirra' on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
155 x 70cm (61 x 27 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted at Yirrkala, Northern Territory
    Purchased from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Northern Territory in November 2009
    The Laverty Collection, Sydney

    EXHIBITED:
    26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 14 August - 25 October 2009, cat. no. 53

    LITERATURE:
    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.345 (illus.)

    This is an early example of the Buyku design with
    which she won the 2008 Togart NT Contemporary Art
    Award
    . She also won the 2012 National Aboriginal and
    Torres Strait Islander Art Award
    . Her father and brother
    are each major art award winners as well. Her father
    Yanggarriny was the first Aboriginal artist to have his
    copyright protected in a mainstream court in 1985.
    This work incorporates her distinctive palette of
    colours including an olive made from mixing black
    and yellow ochres.

    Will Stubbs
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