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Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula 2

Very Drunk Mans Feet, Coolamons and digging sticks, 1975 - 1975

synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
61 x 45.5 cm
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ID: 7063 LOCATION: Bondi Beach


Purchased directly from Peter Fannin in Papunya whilst working on an Aboriginal housing project in 1975.
Artist’s name and title verso.
Private Collection, NSW.

Exhibited Exhibition Launch , August 2010, Coo-ee Art Gallery


Warangkula was amongst the most inventive of the early Papunya artists. His ‘calligraphic line and smearing brushwork’ (Bardon in Isaacs 2001: 71), gave a relative solidity to the features of the land, or traced the movements of a journey, picking up on the rhythmic recall of a mythic narrative. Bands of hatching or parallel lines provided visual texture, often interspersed with animal tracks or symbolic figures woven in to tightly synchronized compositions that still resound with freshness and surprising spontaneity. Choosing to keep within the hues of traditional earth based ochres, he achieved in his early paintings a startlingly powerful statement of the earth, his country and the life within it.

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Water Dreaming - Kalipinpa by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula
Water Dreaming - Kalipinpa - 1982

97 x 62 cm
#11273 LOCATION: Bondi Beach