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Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Painting by Walangkura Napanangka

$ 36,000
  • Description
    A striking abstract painting by Australian Aboriginal painter Walangkura Napanangka (1940-2014), one of the matching pair painted in 2007 in Alice Spring. Entitled "Kutungka", acrylic on Belgium linen, inscribed on reverse with gallery catalog no.
    "Kutungka" depicts the landscape of a country where an old woman named "Kutungka" travelled from Malparingya to Kaltarra in Western Desert during the Dreamtime creation. The highly abstract forms are the dreamtime memory of the land features, such as rock piles and waterholes.
    Provenance: Grasstree Gallery, Australia.
    It comes with a COA from the gallery as well as progressive photos taken during the creation of this painting by the artist in 2007.
    Brief biography From Australian Art Gallery artist index:
    "As one of the last generations to remember a childhood lived in the desert hunting and gathering with her family, Walangkura Napanangka’s paintings recall the stories of country and the location of specific sites in her traditional homeland west of the Salt Lake of Karrkurutinjinya (Lake Macdonald). Born in 1946, at Tjitururrnga west of Kintore, in the remote and arid country between the Northern Territory and Western Australia, she lived with her father Rantji Tjapangati and mother Inyuwa Nampitjinpa and later, while still a teenager, travelled by foot with her family over the hundreds of kilometres from their remote desert home eventually joining Uta Uta Tjangala’s group as they walked into the settlements of Haasts Bluff and then Papunya. She passed in 2014 and her work have become significant examples of Pintupi women’s art.
    Walangkura’s early works, created from 1996 onward, are characterized by masses of small markings and motifs covering large areas of canvas. Her favorite color, a deep sandy orange predominates, accentuated against more somber blacks and reds and dusky greens or yellows. More recent works show a gestural quality though still tightly packed with an intensity of geometric line work representing sandhills. They are rich with a sense of rhythm and unimpeded movement: they show sandhills, rock holes, journeys and gatherings of ancestral women, the flow of colors in subtle shifts of light.
    Walangkura’s work is highly collectable and has been widely exhibited and is included in a number of important private and public collections in both Australia and overseas".
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: Australia
    Period: 2000-2021
    Materials: Acrylic on Belgium Linen
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Stretched but unframed.
    Creation Date: 2007
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 644200
  • Dimensions
    W. 47 in; H. 69.5 in; D. 1.5 in;
    W. 119.38 cm; H. 176.53 cm; D. 3.81 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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