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Lot 63: JACKIE KURLTJUNYINTJA GILES TJAPALTJARRI, (c.1944 2010), TJAMU TJAMU, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on linen
19 October 2016
South Yarra, AustraliaLive Auction
JACKIE KURLTJUNYINTJA GILES TJAPALTJARRI, (c.1944 2010), TJAMU TJAMU, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears inscription verso: artist name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 07-177
151.5 x 151.5 cm
Kayili Artists, Patjarr, Western Australia
AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide
The Luczo Family Collection, USA
Kaliangku, 2005, in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, illus. in Perkins, H., Art and Soul: A Journey into Aboriginal Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2010, p. 113
This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Kayili Artists that states: TjamuTjamu, is east of Kiwirrkurra. It is the artists father's county and part of the Tingari. There is a rockhole at there and it is the place a group of ladies camped with one man (wati). He was the kangaroo ancestor and the ladies were his sisters, aunties, mothers and grandmothers. He wanted all the ladies to be his wives. He came along from the north and called the ladies to come and camp with him. They wanted to call him TjampuTjampu (grandfather, grandson) but he wanted to be called KurrilKurril (keep as a spouse someone who is not eligible), which is the name given to a rockhole at this place. The kangaroo-maluTjukurrpa continues traveling to Tjutalpi, Witunkuntja, Wirti, Makarra, Millmillpa and Kurryl, this is the artists Tjukurpa.