LUPULNGA, 2008

Important Australian Aboriginal Art Auction
Melbourne
18 March 2020
22

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 – 2011)
LUPULNGA, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

107.0 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso; artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0809079

Estimate: 
$15,000 – 20,000
Sold for $35,380 (inc. BP) in Auction 60 - 18 March 2020, Melbourne
Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne (cat. AK14811)
Private collection, Melbourne

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs which states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Lupulnga, a rockhole situated south of the Kintore Community. The Peewee (small bird) Dreaming is associated with this site, as well as the Kungka Kutjarra or Two Travelling Women Dreaming. During mythological times a group of ancestral women visited this site holding ceremonies associated with the area, before continuing their travels north to Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald), and later the Kintore area. The lines in the painting represent spun hair-string which is used in the making of nyimparra (hair-belts), which are worn by both men and women during ceremonies.’