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Australian Aboriginal Painting by Kathleen Petyarre

Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Documentation Notes Gallery COA and photos
Origin Australia
Period 2000-2019
Materials acrylic on canvas with wood frame
W. 40 in; H. 39 in; D. 1.5 in;
W. 101.6 cm; H. 99.06 cm; D. 3.81 cm;
Condition Good. Minial wear on the wood frame
Creation Date 2010
Description A stunning contemporary aboriginal painting by Kathleen Petyarre (1940-2018). The painting was from 2010. It is framed and comes with a copy of gallery provenance. One of her most iconic subject of the artist, "Mountain Devil Lizard Arnkerrth" depicts a small desert lizard that happens to be the artist's ancestor dreaming. The lizard crawls across the sand and leaves tracks which is reflected on her canvas, but these tracks further make up a dramatic aerial map of the artist's home campground. The sacred ground is completed with specific areas, trails and creeks but all set in a subtle motion and abstraction as if shifting in the wind of the desert.
Kathleen Petyarre (Australian Aboriginal, c.1940-2018)
Birthplace: Spinifex country of Atnangker, Northern Territory
Language: Anmatyerr and English as a second language
Region: Utopia, Central Desert
Brief Biography:
During childhood Kathleen Petyarre traveled around her vast homelands of some 200 square kilometers (125 square miles) with her father, mother, siblings and extended family, according to the seasonal availability of bush foods and water. From this early age, Petyarre learned to understand land navigation and acquired the knowledge of the spatial history of her country. Kathleen Petyarre, her daughter Margaret, and her sisters later settled at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) near Utopia Station and it was during this time that Kathleen Petyarre became one of the key women involved in the successful claim for the freehold title that lead to the 1979 formal hand-over of the Utopia lease back to its traditional custodians. Kathleen Petyarre, together with her brothers and sisters have custodial rights of the Arnkerrth Dreaming (Mountain Devil Lizard), together with Its associated narrative, which is referenced in all works of Kathleen Petyarre. Kathleen Petyarre's Dreamtime ancestor Arnkerrth, Moloch horridus is a small timid agamid lizard that inhabits the desert plains and sand ridges around Atnangker country, changing colour according to its environment, like true chameleon. In 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, Kathleen Petyarre was named as one of the 50 Australia's most collectable artists by the Australian Art Collector magazine.
Styles / Movements Abstract Expressionism, Conceptualism, Contemporary
Incollect Reference Number 344052
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