PUTURR, 1991

The Laverty Collection - Part III
Sydney
5 April 2017
95

LUCY YUKENBARRI NAPANANGKA

(1934 – 2003)
PUTURR, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

100.0 x 75.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 562/91

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Provenance

Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills
Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 25 July 2005, lot 97
The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney

Literature

Watson. C., Piercing the Ground, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2003, pl. 10, p. 139 (illus.)
Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008, p. 139 (illus.)

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills that states: ‘Artist’s Country. The two main waterholes in this area are shown and the artist would camp near these with her family when she was younger. There are some caves in a rocky outcrop nearby and these have a special significance for the artist and her family. The women go out to collect food from the surrounding bush each day. The area is dominated by rows of sandhills.’