NARROO, 2007

Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
27 March 2013


(1927 - 2012)
NARROO, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 40.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 775/07

$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $1,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 28 - 27 March 2013, Melbourne

Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills
Company collection, Melbourne

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists which states in part: 'The country here is known as Narroo. This painting depicts part of the Tingari Cycle and tells the story of two Tingari men of the Tjapangati and Tjapaltjarri skin groups. The two men were painted up and had covered themselves with flowers so people wouldn't see them, they then lit the country for the first time during the Dreamtime. The resulting fire caused many people to be trapped and eventually were burnt. The lines represent high rocks where the people hid to try to avoid the fire and the squares depict the firelines caused by the fire.'