KUNKUNBA, 1996

The Laverty Collection - Part III
Sydney
5 April 2017
52

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

(1920 – 2013)
KUNKUNBA, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 80.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 210/96

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Provenance

Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills
The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney, acquired from the above in October 1996

Exhibited

Paintings from the Laverty Collection, Union Club, Sydney, 28 October 2003 – 20 September 2004

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills that states: ‘Eubena is one of the true desert people as she was born in the desert and wandered with her family as they lived the hunter gatherer lifestyle. She was told many stories and myths from the “Tjukurrpa” (Dreamtime) and in this painting she has shown her country with its hills and creeks. Bush tucker is also depicted. We see a number of women hitting their heads in memory of a recently deceased friend. This is a ceremonial painting.’