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Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2004

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2004

Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2004

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Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Born circa 1958

Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), 2004


Synthetic polymer paint on linen

Bears artists name and Papunya Tula catalogue number WT0411012 on the reverse 

72 in by 47 ½ in (183 by 121 cm)

Housed in a contemporary minimalist boxed frame. The painting has no visible repairs or restorations. It has some minor scuffing at each of the four corners. And some minor rubbing and discoloration to the white dotting in a few small areas in the upper left hand area, most likely happened during the paintings creation, and similarly in couple of other small areas in the lower right hand quadrant in three areas approximately 6 cm in from the right hand edge. Again these most probably occurred during the paintings creation. 


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Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Private Collection, Brisbane, acquired from the above
Bonhams, Sydney, Important Australian Art, 22 April 2021, lot 19, consigned by the above
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired at the above auction
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, in association with Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Aboriginal Art, 1 - 23 June 2007 
This painting is accompanied by Papunya Tula Artists documentation that reads, "This painting depicts designs associated with Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men started from this site and travelled in a large circle eventually returning to Lake Mackay. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of secret nature no further details was given. Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed  by the Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs."