SPECIAL PINTUPI TRAVELLING CEREMONY, 1972

Beyond Sacred: Aboriginal Art, The Laverty Collection
Sydney
8 March 2015
92

UTA UTA TJANGALA

(1920 - 1990)
SPECIAL PINTUPI TRAVELLING CEREMONY, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

61.0 x 45.5 cm

inscribed verso: date

Estimate: 
$35,000 - 55,000
Sold for $42,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 38 - 8 March 2015, Sydney
Provenance

Painting number 6 in consignment 18 to the Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs
Private collection, Melbourne
Sotheby's, Melbourne, 29 June 1998, lot 129 (incorrectly attrib. to Charlie Wartuma (Tarawa) Tjungurrayi)
The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney

Exhibited

Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 30 September 2011 – 12 February 2012; Musée du quai Branly, Paris, 9 October 2012 – 20 January 2013 (label attached verso)

Literature

Bardon, G., and Bardon, J., Papunya: A Place Made After the Story – The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, painting 140, p. 228 (illus. as 'Travelling Dreamings' by Uta Uta Tjangala)
Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia's Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008, p. 49 (illus.)
Ryan, J., and Batty, P., Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2011, p. 299, p. 141 (illus.)

Catalogue text

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