Paddy Stewart (ca. 1935-)Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming), 2004
Lot 79
Paddy Stewart (ca. 1935-)
Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming), 2004
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
€1,600 - 2,400

Lot Details
Paddy Stewart (ca. 1935-)
Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming), 2004
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
59 by 30in (152 by 76cm)

PROVENANCE
Warlukurlangue Artists, Yuendumu, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
American Private Collection

This painting is sold with a Warlukurlangue Artists Centre Certiificate of Authenticity.

Paddy Stewart lived in an area south of Yuendumu, Alice Springs, N.T. and was recognized for his work as chairman of the Yuendumu art community. This painting describes an aspect of Aboriginal mythology, where the story of a battle by Yarla (bush potato) ancestors takes place at a water hole site. The curved lines in the painting are part of a ceremonial design incorporating vine like tendrils from which flowers grow; an edible tuber grows from the root and seeks moisture for new plant centers; and the long lines extending the length of the painting represent digging sticks to find edible food stuff. The artist is noted for employing a colorful and imaginative pallet.

Paddy Stewart, since 1980, has been represented in major Australian and international museums as well as in private collections. He was a Telstra award winner and contributor to a widely acclaimed exhibit at the George Pompadou Center in Paris.
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