The Old Woman, Kutungka Napanangka, 2001

148 Walangkura Napanangka (born c1946)
The Old Woman, Kutungka Napanangka, 2001
synthetic polymer paint on linen
91.5 x 91.5 cm
inscribed verso: artist’s name, size, Papunya Tula Artists cat. WN0104085
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne


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

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which reads in part: ‘The lines in the work represent the sandhills in the area through which an old woman, Kutungka Napanangka, passed during her travels from the west. She travelled from Muruntji south west of Mt Leibig. At Muruntji she was accosted by one of a group of boys so she chased them and caught them all but the culprit who managed to escape. She killed the others and cooked them in a fire. She then travelled to Kultarra where she entered the earth.’