Lot 87
  • 87

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri circa 1926-1998 MARNPI ROCKHOLE

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 AUD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
  • MARNPI ROCKHOLE
  • bears artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number MN970933 on the reverse
  • synthetic polymer paint on linen
  • 122.5 BY 153CM

Provenance

Painted for Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs in 1997
Private collection
Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004, lot 111
Glenn Schaeffer Collection

Condition

The painting appears in very good condition overall with no repairs or restorations with some very minor scuffing to the corners and edges.
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Catalogue Note

Cf. Whirlwind Dreaming, c.1988, illustrated in N. Amadio and R. Kimber, Wildbird Dreaming, Greenhouse Publications, Melbourne, 1988, p.123.

The site of a large underground reservoir at Marnpi where two Ancestral Kangaroos travelled from Mintjilpirri. The narrative to this painting relates to the Tingari Beings.

This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate.