Yakajirri, 2000

29 Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa (born c1950)
Yakajirri, 2000
synthetic polymer paint on linen
137.0 x 122.0 cm
inscribed verso: artist’s name, size,Papunya Tula Artists cat. KW200004157
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

This painting is accompanied by a copy of the original certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which reads: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Yakajirri, south of the Kiwirrkura community. A group of Tingari Men and Women camped at this site to gather the edible berries known as Yakajirri or Kampurarrpa from the small shrub Solanum centrale. These berries were ground into paste and formed into balls which can be stored for some time.’