KANANA, 2000

Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
6 October 2010

Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka

(1934 - 2003)
KANANA, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, Warlayirti Artists cat. 430/00


Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills
Private collection, Adelaide

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists which states: 'This painting depicts some of Lucy's traditional country, located far to the south of Balgo. This country is located in the Great Sandy Desert, and is known as Kanana, after the tjurrnu, or soak water featured in the centre of the painting. This is the country of Lucy's mother and grandmother, where she lived and hunted as a young woman. The majority of the painting depicts the tjilji, or sand dunes, which dominate the landscape of the area.'