Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection
19 October 2016


born 1970

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.5 x 181.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. YN0703055

$18,000 – 25,000
Sold for $26,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 45 - 19 October 2016, Melbourne

Painted at Kiwirrkura in 2007
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide
The Luczo Family Collection, USA

Catalogue text

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists that states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. The lines in this painting depict the sandhills surrounding this site. In mythological times a group of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship subsections camped at this rockhole during their travels east. While at the site the women made nose-bones which are worn through a hole made in the nose-web. These nose-bones were originally worn by both men and women but are now only worn by the older generation on ceremonial occasions. Upon completion of the ceremonies at Marrapinti the women continued their travels east passing through Wala Wala, Ngaminya and Wirrulnga before completing their journey upon arrival at Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).’