WARLUGULONG, 1976

Important Australian Aboriginal Art Auction
Melbourne
18 March 2020
103

KAAPA TJAMPITJINPA

(c.1926 – 1989)
WARLUGULONG, 1976

synthetic polymer paint on canvas board

91.0 x 60.5 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 60 - 18 March 2020, Melbourne
Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory (cat. K761263)
Private collection, Victoria

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs which states in part: ‘Warlugulong is a site associated with a number of Anmatjera and Walpiri mythologies. It is situated approximately 300 km northwest of Alice Springs. This board depicts the details of several legends. The central legend being of a great bushfire that started this place.’