Note: I will be away from, Jan 02, 2022 until Jan 12, 2022 subject to travel bans. First Nation Aboriginal Art Rare.
(1925 - 12 February 2001). Certificate of Authenticity and working photos included.
Painted in Alice Springs in 1999. Please refer listing photos for full description, Certificate of Authenticity, working photos and condition. The iconography shows the boomerangs of Tingari men who traveled to Kalipinypa. At this place they paint themselves with ochre and sing for rain to extinguish a roaring bush fire.The dots represent their body paint and the rain. A starkly beautiful version of Johnny's main Dreaming, the mother of all desert rain. Please see below for Johnny's amazing exhibition history and extraordinary sales records. Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula (1925 - 12 February 2001) was an Australian painter whose work has been widely collected and well regarded since the late 60s. Many of his pieces are said to stand out from that of other Australian Aboriginal artists in the way they present the transitory beauty of water and its transformative effect on the landscape represented in works.  His paintings are held in galleries and collections in Australia and elsewhere, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.  Warangkula was featured in the press as a dishevelled starving artist. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTNational Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACTArt Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SAArt Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WANational Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VICQueensland Art GalleryHolmes à Court Collection, Perth, WAKluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, VA, USAMuseums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NTArt Gallery of South AustraliaFlinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SAAlice Springs Law Courts, NTOrange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW.
Additonal information on CoA provenance. The collection, amassed over a 20-year period through ties of friendship and common experiences shared with Aboriginal communities in the Outback, constitutes a unique, pioneering look at Aboriginal art. Please see listing photos for full description, makers marks and condition. Please view my other listings. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "2005jsmt" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.