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George Tjungurrayi

MAMULTJULKULUNGA, 1998

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from the Estate of David Larwill

George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi

MAMULTJULKULUNGA, 1998

MAMULTJULKULUNGA, 1998

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Property from the Estate of David Larwill

George Tjungurrayi

born circa 1947

MAMULTJULKULUNGA, 1998


Synthetic polymer paint on linen

Bears the artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number GT980252 on reverse, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi label fixed to the stretcher

72 in by 59 7/8 in (183 cm by 152 cm)

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Painted at Kintore in 1998 for Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Estate of David Larwill
George Tjungurrayi: Recent Paintings, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, 2 June – 11 July 1998
George Tjungurrayi began to develop his distinctive minimalist linier style around 1996 and in 1998 held his first major solo exhibition of these much revered paintings at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in Melbourne. The gallery was hung with around a dozen large scale works, each of a different palette and the exhibition was the talk of the Melbourne contemporary art scene. The fields of narrow lines, which 'warp' towards the opposite edges of the canvas, relate to designs engraved on shields in the Western Desert, as well as to a conceptualization of the physical appearance of the country around Lake Mackay, with its parallel ridges of sand dunes.