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Lot 238: Lorna Naparrula Fencer 1998 Big Potato synthetic polymer on canvas

Fine Aboriginal & Ethnographic Art

by Theodore Bruce

December 11, 2016

Sydney, Australia

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Description: Lorna Naparrula Fencer
1998
Big Potato
synthetic polymer on canvas

150 x 100 cm

PROVENANCE:
Katherine Art Gallery, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art, NSW

OTHER NOTES:
This painting depicts Wapartali - the Little Bush Potato. This is a favourite food of the Warlpiri and the major totem for this artist. In what is the major dreaming story for for Napurrulla women Wapartali and Yumurpa - the Big Bush potato fight a battle which ends in a just settlement. It is a morality tale about how Warlpiri people live in harmony.

It is also one of the major ceremonial stories for the artist.

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