Peter Marralwanga (1917-1987) Untitled (Wallaby)

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Lot 5
Peter Marralwanga
(1917-1987)
Untitled (Wallaby)

AU$ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 3,500 - 4,900
Peter Marralwanga (1917-1987)
Untitled (Wallaby)
bears artist's name and various numbers on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
122 x 56cm (48 x 22 1/16in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in Western Arnhem Land circa 1980
    Sharon Coutts, Perth
    Private collection

    Kunwinkjku artist Peter Marralwanga developed his distinctive bark painting style during the 1970s. Dotted black and white lines often outlining various spirit beings are met by blocks of colour and rarrk of a varying palette. Mentored by Yirawala whilst living with the artist in the outstation of Marrkolidban, he became an influential leader for the younger generation of painters including John Mawurndjul and his son's Ivan Namirrkki and Samuel Namundja.
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