PILTATI TJUKURPA, 2010

Important Australian and International Fine Art + Important Indigenous Art
Melbourne
29 November 2017
138

TIGER PALPATJA

(1920 – 2014)
PILTATI TJUKURPA, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 124.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, date, community, and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPTP10316

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Provenance

Tjungu Palya Artists, Nyapari, South Australia
Chapman Gallery, Canberra
Private collection, Melbourne

Catalogue text

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tjungu Palya Arts that states: ‘This is the true story of those two women from Piltati. They were digging for a big kuniya (carpet python) that was really wati kutjara (two men). While the men were underground they were painting. The women kept digging and hit the kuniya with their wana (digging stick) then the wanampi rose from the hole and ate the women.’