Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection
19 October 2016


(c.1928 – 2010)

synthetic polymer paint on linen

119.0 x 119.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 11171

$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $4,270 (inc. BP) in Auction 45 - 19 October 2016, Melbourne

Short Street Gallery, Broome
AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide
The Luczo Family Collection, USA

Catalogue text

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Short Street Gallery that states: ‘This is my country, Lungarung country. It is on the Canning Stock Road in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. This is where I was born. I travelled around this place as a young woman walking through the sand dunes (tali) collecting mayi (bush food) with my mother. We hunted kuwi (meat) and sat down there. We didn’t have clothes then. I had two brothers. It is this side (west side) of Winpa in Western Australia. It is desert country, proper one. It is my country. We get him bush onion (junta), near the jila [living water]. We sing for him and there is plenty there. We grind him up and cook him. He is good mungarri (bush tucker). There is a warla (mud flats) there.’