Pintupi Four part Dreaming, 1971 synthetic polymer paint on composition board 45.0 x 33.0cm (17 11/16 x 13in).
PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory in November-December, 1971 Geoffrey Bardon, New South Wales Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney The Collection of Milton and Alma Roxanas, Sydney, acquired through the above in 2001
EXHIBITED National Gallery of Victoria (label attached verso)
LITERATURE Geoffrey Bardon, and James Bardon, Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2004, painting 39, p.116 (illus.)
This painting is sold with an annotated diagram and descriptive notes by Geoffrey Bardon that read in part: 'Long dreaming journey divided into four cameo episodes that seem to involve many people, possibly twenty...Dreaming separated by a cross motif involves a ceremony of many men travelling a great distance in the landscape of Western Australia. It is an archetypal example of mind-maps that became common after 1972-3...'.
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