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Lot 35: GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI, born c.1943, KIRRIMALUNYA, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on linen
19 October 2016
South Yarra, AustraliaLive Auction
GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI, born c.1943, KIRRIMALUNYA, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears inscription verso: artists name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GT0902014
181.5 x 243.5 cm
Painted at Kintore in 2009
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Harvey Art Projects, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
The Luczo Family Collection, USA
Papunya Tula Artists: Masters of the Western Desert, Harvey Art Projects, Ketchum, Idaho, USA, 25 December 2013 10 February 2014, (illus. in exhibition catalogue and inside back cover)
This painting is accompanied by a certificate from Papunya Tula Artists that states in part: The design in this painting depicts the claypan site of Kirrimalunya, north of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). In ancestral times two Ngangkari (Aboriginal healers) were camped at this site. The two were only young boys, but often this healing power is given to Ngangkaris by the time they are young teenagers. This ancestral story forms part of the Tingari Cycle [...].These ancestral stories form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.