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Eunice Napangardi (Australian Aborigine, c. 1950-2005) Bush Banana [Yuparli] Dreaming

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2609B
Lot:
736
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Eunice Napangardi (Australian Aborigine, c. 1950-2005)

Bush Banana [Yuparli] Dreaming
Signed "Eunice" on the reverse.
Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 48 x 35 3/4 in. (121.9 x 90.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor surface grime.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in Australia c. 2001.

N.B. The Warlpiri Aborigine inhabit the central-western desert area of Australia's Northern Territory and were traditionally semi-nomadic. As foragers in an arid climate, such food sources as the bush-banana plant held great mythic importance as well as nourishment. Warlpiri paintings frequently incorporate these plants into a unique vision of their physical landscape, which they believe is the result and embodiment of ancestral spirits.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

No additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Eunice Napangardi, Australia, Synthetic polymer paint, Northern Territory, food sources, Australian Aboriginal culture

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