Queenie McKenzie (circa 1930-1998) Hills of Old Texas 1998
Lot 125
Queenie McKenzie (circa 1930-1998) Hills of Old Texas 1998
AU$ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 11,000 - 17,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Queenie McKenzie (circa 1930-1998)
Hills of Old Texas 1998
bears artist's name, dimensions, year, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Tineriba Fine Arts on the reverse
natural earth pigments on canvas
91.0 x 122.0cm (35 13/16 x 48 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra, Western Australia
    Private collection

    EXHIBITED
    Written in the Land: Queenie McKenzie, a retrospective exhibition, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, 14 March - 18 April 2009, cat. no. 8430

    LITERATURE
    Jennifer J. Field, Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie, Melbourne: Melbourne Books, 2008, p. 11 (illus.)

    Born at Texas Downs Station, McKenzie painted this country throughout her artistic career. Hills of Old Texas is one of her final major works executed in the last year of her life and demonstrates the strong attachment she had to her homeland. McKenzie has compressed the landscape in profile view and framed it with a yellow ochre band - techniques that she employed throughout her career. According to Judith Ryan, she was one of the only artists who used pink and purple ochre which she mined herself and is in evidence in this painting (Judith Ryan, Images of Power: Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley, exh. cat., Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1993, p.43).
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