LUPULNGA, 2003

Important Australian and International Fine Art + Important Indigenous Art
Melbourne
29 November 2017
77

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 – 2011)
LUPULNGA, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0403062

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Private collection, Melbourne

Catalogue text

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Arts that states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Lupulnga, south of the Kintore Community. The Peewee (small bird) Dreaming is associated with this site. A group of women visited the site before continuing their travels north to Kintore. The lines in the painting represent spun hair-string which is used in the making of hair-belts worn during the ceremonies associated with the area.’