Paddy Jaminji (circa 1912-1996) (Tawurr the Kangaroo) c.1978/79
Lot 31
Paddy Jaminji
(circa 1912-1996)
(Tawurr the Kangaroo) c.1978/79
Sold for AU$ 16,470 (US$ 12,468) inc. premium

Lot Details
Paddy Jaminji (circa 1912-1996)
(Tawurr the Kangaroo) c.1978/79
inscribed verso: "PT721886"
natural earth pigments and bush gum on plywood
39.5 x 55.0cm (15 9/16 x 21 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    The Estate of Mary Macha AM, Perth

    As Will Christensen describes in his chapter on Jaminji in Images of Power: Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley, Tawurr is "...described a 'half one' kangaroo. The 'half one' is said to be dead inside a cave at the top of Elgee Cliffs on Bedford Downs. Ethnographic observation confirms the existence a rock painting of the 'half one' on Bedford Downs. Though said to be dead, Tawurr has metamorphosed into apparently inanimate rocks but retains life essence and potency. Tawurr is male and of Jungurrayi subsection. In the Gurrir Gurrir, the old woman's spirit looks at Tawurr."

    (Will Christensen, 'Paddy Jaminji and the Gurrir Gurrir' in Judith Ryan with Kim Akerman, Images of Power: Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1993, p.35

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