YUNALA, 2005

Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection
19 October 2016


born c.1958
YUNALA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.5 x 121.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RJ0502086

$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $4,270 (inc. BP) in Auction 45 - 19 October 2016, Melbourne

Painted at Kiwirrkura in 2005
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 soakage water site of Yunala, west of Kiwirrkura in Western Australia. In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men camped at this site before continuing their travels further east to Pinari, north-west of the Kintore Community. While at Yunala they gathered the edible roots of the bush banana or silky pear vine Marsdenia australis, also known as yunala which is plentiful in this region.’