WALUNGURRU, 2011

Important Australian Indigenous Art
Melbourne
26 March 2024
41

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

(c.1943 - 2023)
WALUNGURRU, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 90.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT1108008

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Provenance

Painted at Kintore, Northern Territory, in 2011
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Harvey Art Projects, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
The Luczo Family Collection, USA
Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 19 October 2016, lot 43
Private collection, Victoria

Exhibited

Papunya Tula Artists 40 Years: Celebrating 40 Years of the Western Desert Art Movement, Harvey Art Projects, Ketchum, Idaho, USA, 14 February – 20 April 2012, cat. 2

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists that states:
‘This painting depicts body paint designs associated with the site of Walungurru or Kintore. In ancestral times a ngintaka (perentie) came to this site from the west. Two women tracked the ngintaka to Kintore and eventually found it. When the ngintaka died, it turned to stone and became the mountain, a very prominent landmark next to the Kintore community. This site is associated with the Tingari song cycle.’