Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection
19 October 2016


(c.1935 – 2010)

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 182.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0710219

$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $6,710 (inc. BP) in Auction 45 - 19 October 2016, Melbourne

Painted at Kintore 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 Artiststhat states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Marrapinti, situated in a creek west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia.

During ancestral times a group of women camped at this site before continuing their travels east to Ngaminya, Wirrulnga and Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). While at the site the women made nose-bones, also known as marrapinti, 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.

As the women continued their travels towards the east, they gathered the edible berries known as kampurarrpa or desert raisin from the small shrub Solanum centrale.’