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NYURAPAIYA (Mrs Bennett) NAMPITJINPA Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1935 - d. 2013

Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, also known as Mrs. Bennett, a Pintupi woman, was born circa 1935 in Yumara, north of Docker River, W.A. and later moved to Kintore. She was the wife of John Bennett Tjapangati (c.1930-2002), a Pintupi speaker from Mukulurruone and one of the original artists at Papunya in the 1970’s.

Mrs. Bennett started painting in the early 1990s. In 1994, she, Naata Nungurrayi and other senior women from Haasts Bluff and Kintore, they were introduced to painting materials for a collaborative project on canvas in 1994. From this collaboration came ‘Minyma Tjukurrpa’ (1995), held at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.

Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, living at Kintore, always strove to maintain an individual style in her mark making. This individualism resulted in Mrs Bennett becoming one of the most respected Pupunya Tula women artists.

In 'Australian Art Collector' Issue 15, January – March 2001, Nyurapayia was rated in the top 50 of Australia’s most collectable artists. She has exhibited across Australia, in Singapore and Germany, and her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and in corporate and private collections internationally.

Sadly, Mrs Bennett passed away on January 28th, 2013 near her Country, Punkilpirri.




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        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen
          Apr. 23, 2024

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa Papunya (b.c.1935-2013) Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 Acrylic on linen Inscribed verso Catalogue no. MrsB200415BPG Smith & Hall Certificate of Authenticity

          Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c1935 - 2013) - Untitled acrylic on linen 122 x 122 x 3 cm (ready to hang)
          Feb. 25, 2024

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c1935 - 2013) - Untitled acrylic on linen 122 x 122 x 3 cm (ready to hang)

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT), (c1935 - 2013) Untitled acrylic on linen (ready to hang) signed verso

          Lawsons
        • [ABORIGINAL ART] The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)
          Jan. 04, 2024

          [ABORIGINAL ART] The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,400

          Ken McGregor; Ralph Hobbs The Art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) Melbourne: Macmillan, 2014. Deluxe Edition. 32cm x 25cm. 216 pages, colour illustrations, 1 signed portrait photograph of the artist, 1 original etching. Black cloth, blind lettering, slipcase. The deluxe edition with a signed portrait photograph of the artist and original signed etching. Limited to 20 copies, of which this is number 16. Fine Condition.

          The Book Merchant Jenkins
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, (1935-2013), Untitled, Acrylic on linen
          Dec. 04, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, (1935-2013), Untitled, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa 1935-2013 Untitled Acrylic on linen Letter and photos are in digital format.

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen
          Dec. 04, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa Papunya (b.c.1935-2013) Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 Acrylic on linen Inscribed verso Catalogue no. MrsB200415BPG Smith & Hall Certificate of Authenticity

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, (1935-2013), Untitled, Acrylic on canvas
          Dec. 04, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, (1935-2013), Untitled, Acrylic on canvas

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa 1935-2013 Untitled Acrylic on canvas Letter and photos are in digital format.

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapaiya (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Women Travelling, 2000
          Nov. 08, 2023

          Nyurapaiya (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Women Travelling, 2000

          Est: $3,500 - $4,500

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she was a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2000
          Nov. 08, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2000

          Est: $3,500 - $5,500

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she was a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen
          Oct. 02, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa Papunya (b.c.1935-2013) Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 Acrylic on linen Inscribed verso Catalogue no. MrsB200415BPG Smith & Hall Certificate of Authenticity

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen
          Jul. 31, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa Papunya (b.c.1935-2013) Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 Acrylic on linen Inscribed verso Catalogue no. MrsB200415BPG Smith & Hall Certificate of Authenticity

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs. Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2007
          Jun. 20, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs. Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2007

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she had become a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on, and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. She hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the Inma (ceremonial dance). At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen
          May. 22, 2023

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa, Papunya (b.c.1935-2013), Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004, Acrylic on linen

          Est: $30,000 - $40,000

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa Papunya (b.c.1935-2013) Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 Acrylic on linen Inscribed verso Catalogue no. MrsB200415BPG Smith & Hall Certificate of Authenticity

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, Yumarra (1935-2013), Untitled 2003, Acrylic on canvas
          Feb. 19, 2023

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, Yumarra (1935-2013), Untitled 2003, Acrylic on canvas

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa Yumarra ((1935-2013)) Untitled 2003 Acrylic on canvas Inscribed verso Papunya Tula Artist Catalogue no. NN031252, verso

          Theodore Bruce
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Punkilpiri, 2009
          Oct. 11, 2022

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Punkilpiri, 2009

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert, and saw no white men until she was in her teens. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and was recognised as a person of great ritual authority. A close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s, Nyurapayia painted only relatively minor works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simon’s wing, she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - The rockhole site of Yumarra, 2000
          Oct. 11, 2022

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - The rockhole site of Yumarra, 2000

          Est: $9,000 - $12,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert, and saw no white men until she was in her teens. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and was recognised as a person of great ritual authority. A close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s, Nyurapayia painted only infrequently for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. In this rare example of her early work for Papunya Tula she depicted the country through which a group of ancestral women passed during their travels from Yumarra rockhole to Punkilpirri and then north to Tjukula and Talili. During their travels the women gathered mangata (quandong) and kampurarrpa (desert raisin). At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled, 2007
          Mar. 08, 2022

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled, 2007

          Est: $45,000 - $65,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born near the site of today’s Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens, and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she was a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then in the 1980s, on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border. Nyurapayia was a close associate of key painters who shaped the women’s painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She only painted relatively minor formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons' wing, she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge, and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled, 2008
          Mar. 08, 2022

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled, 2008

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she was a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on, and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons’ wing she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white, shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Pangkupirri, 1998
          Jun. 08, 2021

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Pangkupirri, 1998

          Est: $2,600 - $3,200

          Cooee Art Indigenous Fine Art Auction "Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she was recognised as a healer and person of great ritual authority. During the 1980s, she moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands. Later she went on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid 1990s. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.+IB0 Contact Cooee Art for more information on this Aboriginal artwork.

          Cooee Art
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT), YAMURRA, 2002
          May. 11, 2021

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT), YAMURRA, 2002

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (1935 – 2013) YAMURRA, 2002 synthetic polymer paint on linen 91.5 x 61.5 cm bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0206039 PROVENANCE Painted at Kintore, Northern Territory in 2002 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private collection, Sydney This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of a group of women, represented by the ‘U’ shapes, to the rockhole site of Yumarra, near Tjukula, Western Australia. The women had travelled from Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site, north–west of Docker River in the Walter James Range. The women gathered at Yumarra to perform the ceremonies associated with the area. They later continued their travels to the north through Tjukula and Tjalili. The arcs represent the sandhills in the country through which they passed.’ This item is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)/Copyright Agency, 2021

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT), YUMARRA, 2002
          May. 11, 2021

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT), YUMARRA, 2002

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (1935 – 2013) YUMARRA, 2002 synthetic polymer paint on linen 90.5 x 60.5 cm bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0106102 PROVENANCE Painted at Kintore, Northern Territory in 2001 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private collection, Sydney This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of a group of women to the rockhole site of Yumarra, near Tjukula in Western Australia. The women had travelled from Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site, north–west of Docker River in the Walter James Range. They later continued their travels to the north through Tjukula and Tjalili. The roundels represent rockholes, and the arcs are the sandhills surrounding the site.’ This item is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)/Copyright Agency, 2021

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • Nurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs Bennett) c1935-Yumara Gibson Desert Punkilpirri 2002 Acrylic on Belgian linen (unstretched)
          Mar. 29, 2021

          Nurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs Bennett) c1935-Yumara Gibson Desert Punkilpirri 2002 Acrylic on Belgian linen (unstretched)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Nurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs Bennett) c1935-Yumara Gibson Desert Punkilpirri 2002 Acrylic on Belgian linen (unstretched) This painting was purchased directly from Nurapayia at Kintore Community, Northern Territory. It depicts a women's ceremony at the site of Punkilpirri. Provenance Ngintaka Aboriginal Arts, Alice Springs Corroboree Exports, Adelaide, Certificate of Authenticity Code 1918 This painting comes with two photographs of the artist with the work. 91 x 61 cm

          Theodore Bruce
        • NYURAPAIYA (Mrs Bennett) NAMPITJINPA (1935-2013, Pintupi Language Group) Untitled synthetic polymer paint on canvas
          Feb. 24, 2021

          NYURAPAIYA (Mrs Bennett) NAMPITJINPA (1935-2013, Pintupi Language Group) Untitled synthetic polymer paint on canvas

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          NYURAPAIYA (Mrs Bennett) NAMPITJINPA (1935-2013, Pintupi Language Group) Untitled synthetic polymer paint on canvas inscribed verso with artist's name and Gannon House Gallery cat. no. GHMB100 and unknown cat. no. 0698 148 x 90.5cm PROVENANCE: Gannon House Gallery, Sydney (accompanied by a copy of the certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Melbourne

          Leonard Joel
        • NYANGARNI PENNY K LYONS, 2007
          Dec. 08, 2020

          NYANGARNI PENNY K LYONS, 2007

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          NYANGARNI PENNY K LYONS born c.1932 KURJALPARTU, 2007 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 60.0 x 60.0 cm bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Mangkaja Arts cat. 352/07 PROVENANCE Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia Private collection, Sydney This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Mangkaja Arts that states: ‘Kurjalpartu jila (waterhole) in my country in the Great Sandy Desert, with yuka (grass) all around.’ This work is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa/Copyright Agency, 2020

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA , YUMARRA, 2000
          Dec. 08, 2020

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA , YUMARRA, 2000

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA (1935 – 2013) YUMARRA, 2000 synthetic polymer paint on linen 152.0 x 122.0 cm bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN20000355 PROVENANCE Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private collection, Sydney This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists which states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Yumarra, east of Punkilpirri, which is north west of Docker River in the James Range. The artist has shown the hilly country through which a group of women, represented by the ‘U’ shapes, passed during their travels from Yumarra to Punkilpirri and then north to Tjukula and Talili. While in the area they gathered edible seeds, known as tjamanpa, from the mulga tree. These seeds are cleaned and roasted before grinding into a paste, the texture and taste of which is similar to peanut butter and is equally nutritious.’ This work is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa/Copyright Agency, 2020

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming), 2007
          Oct. 20, 2020

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming), 2007

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert, and saw no white men until she was in her teens. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands. In the 1980s she moved on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border. Nyurapayia was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons’ wing, she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - The Travels of a Group of Women, 2003
          Oct. 20, 2020

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - The Travels of a Group of Women, 2003

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a magic healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid 1990s. Her depiction's of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Untitled 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas
          Sep. 22, 2020

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Untitled 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Untitled 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas artist's name and Papunya Tula cat. no. NN0304182 inscribed verso 122 x 152cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, Alice Springs Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Queensland Private collection, Queensland OTHER NOTES: © Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa/Copyright Agency, 2020

          Leonard Joel
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled
          Jun. 23, 2020

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled

          Est: $30,000 - $40,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert, and saw no white men until she was in her teens. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands. In the 1980s she moved on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border. Nyurapayia was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor, mid-grade, formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons’ wing, she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled
          Jun. 23, 2020

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa - Untitled

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert, and saw no white men until she was in her teens. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands. In the 1980s she moved on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border. Nyurapayia was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor, mid-grade, formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons’ wing, she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        • Nampitjinpa, Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Rockhole Site of Yumarra Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen 152 x 122 cm 2007
          Apr. 21, 2020

          Nampitjinpa, Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Rockhole Site of Yumarra Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen 152 x 122 cm 2007

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhold site of Yumarra, east of Punkilpirri, which is north-west of Docker River in the Walter James Range. The artist has shown the country through which a group of women passed during their travels from Yumarra to Punkilpirri and then north to Tjukula and Talili. Also shown is a large venomous snake which travelled from one home to another and is about to bite an old lady. During their travels the women gathered mangata (quandong) and kampurarrpa (desert raisin). Galleries Direct, NSW Private Collection, QLD Cooee Art, NSW Comes with original Certificate and Working Photos

          Cooee Art
        • Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa (1935-2013) Punkilpirri
          Dec. 03, 2019

          Nyurapayia (Mrs Bennett) Nampitjinpa (1935-2013) Punkilpirri

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush and encountered mission life, she had become a healer and a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid 1990s. Yet she painted only relatively minor works for Papunya Tula during the 1990s. She hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white shimmering grounds during the last decade of her life. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma (ceremonial dance). At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western Desert.

          Cooee Art
        •  Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs. Bennett) (1935-) Untitled 2006
          Jun. 04, 2019

           Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs. Bennett) (1935-) Untitled 2006

          Est: $8,000 - $10,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she had become a magic healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor mid-grade, formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon took her on, and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under Simons’ wing she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white, shimmering grounds. Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.

          Cooee Art
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Yumarra 2007 acrylic on linen
          Jun. 04, 2019

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Yumarra 2007 acrylic on linen

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Yumarra 2007 acrylic on linen 90 x 89cm PROVENANCE: Short St Gallery, Western Australia (accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity) Private collection, UK

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA, UNTITLED, 1999
          May. 21, 2019

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA, UNTITLED, 1999

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA (1935 – 2013) UNTITLED, 1999 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN990533 DIMENSIONS: 90.5 x 61.0 cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Private collection, Tasmania, acquired from the above in 1999

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA, UNTITLED, 1999
          May. 21, 2019

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA, UNTITLED, 1999

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPIJINPA (1935 – 2013) UNTITLED, 1999 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN9904131 DIMENSIONS: 90.5 x 61.0 cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Private collection, Tasmania, acquired from the above in 1999

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (1935 -) - Untitled, 2002 acrylic on linen
          Apr. 04, 2019

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (1935 -) - Untitled, 2002 acrylic on linen

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (1935 -) Untitled, 2002 acrylic on linen 122 x 61cm Palya cat no. PALYA-1807 Papunya Tula Artists, centre cat no. NN0207067 Area: Kintore, Northern Territory

          Lawsons
        • Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs. Bennett) (1935 - 2013) - Untitled, 2009 66.5 x 86.5cm
          Oct. 25, 2018

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs. Bennett) (1935 - 2013) - Untitled, 2009 66.5 x 86.5cm

          Est: $300 - $500

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs. Bennett) (1935 - 2013) Untitled, 2009 collograph, ed. 23/35 66.5 x 86.5cm signed ''X'' lower right

          Lawsons
        • NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA ( MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2006 acrylic on linen
          Jul. 30, 2018

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA ( MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2006 acrylic on linen

          Est: $8,500 - $12,000

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA ( MRS BENNETT) (1935-2013) Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2006 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and cat. no. 9511 unstretched 180 x 150 cm PROVENANCE: Yanda Aboriginal Art, NT (accompanied by certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Melbourne

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled 2005 acrylic on linen
          Feb. 28, 2018

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled 2005 acrylic on linen

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled 2005 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0501054 91 x 61cm

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Tjalili 2005 acrylic on linen
          Feb. 28, 2018

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Tjalili 2005 acrylic on linen

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Tjalili 2005 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and Yanda Aboriginal Art cat no. MRSB200504 152 x 182.5 cm PROVENANCE: Yanda Aboriginal Art, NT Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and photographs of the painting in progress

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Gupi Place 2005 acrylic on linen
          Feb. 28, 2018

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Gupi Place 2005 acrylic on linen

          Est: $3,500 - $5,500

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935-2013) Gupi Place 2005 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and title 92.5 x 92 cm PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a photograph of the artist with the painting in progress.

          Leonard Joel
        • Untitled
          Nov. 16, 2017

          Untitled

          Est: $90,000 - $120,000

          Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa was born in Pitjantjatjara country, near the site of today's Docker River community. She saw no white men until she was in her teens and spent much of her childhood at Pangkupirri, a set of sheltered rockholes deep in the range-folds of the Gibson Desert. By the time she walked in from the bush to the ration depot at Haasts Bluff and encountered mission life she had become a magic healer and was soon recognised as a person of great ritual authority. She moved to Kintore, the new western settlement of the Pintupi, closer to her traditional lands, and then on to Tjukurla, across the West Australian border in the 1980s. Nyurapayia, was a close associate of the key painters who shaped the women's painting movement in the early to mid-1990s. She painted only relatively minor mid-grade, formulaic works for Papunya Tula, before Chris Simon, who took her in and rebuilt his Yanda Art business around her. Living comfortably under SimonsÕ wing she hit her creative peak painting large, complex canvases depicting her ancestral rockholes in dark, curved lines on black or white, shimmering grounds. The upshot in the words of journalist Nicholas Rothwell was Ôa suite of paintings that now fill the great private Aboriginal art collections of the world and change hands for hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece. . Her depictions of the sand-dune country and surrounding rocky outcrops bear a relationship to the designs used for body painting during the inma ceremonial dance. At the time of her death in February 2013, Nyurapayia had reached the pinnacle of desert law, and sacred knowledge and was revered by women throughout the Western desert.

          Cooee Art
        • NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935 -2013) Untitled 1999 acrylic on canvas
          Feb. 26, 2017

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935 -2013) Untitled 1999 acrylic on canvas

          Est: $2,200 - $3,200

          NYURAPAIYA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c.1935 -2013) Untitled 1999 acrylic on canvas inscribed verso with Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN990475 91 x 91cm PROVENANCE: Papunya Tula Artists, NT (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity)

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c1935-2013) Pintupi / Pitjantjatjara language group Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2000
          Feb. 09, 2017

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c1935-2013) Pintupi / Pitjantjatjara language group Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2000

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (c1935-2013) Pintupi / Pitjantjatjara language group Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2000, synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen, 137.0 x 122.0 cm

          Menzies
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled collagraph Artist's Proof
          Oct. 27, 2016

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled collagraph Artist's Proof

          Est: $200 - $400

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) (born c.1935) Untitled collagraph Artist's Proof editioned and signed with symbol below image 67 x 86cm

          Leonard Joel
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) born c1935 Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004
          Mar. 23, 2016

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) born c1935 Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) born c1935 Rockhole Site of Yumarra 2004 synthetic polymer paint on linen 107.0 x 91.0 cm inscribed verso with artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number NN0412114 accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

          Menzies
        • Nyurapayia Bennett Nampitjinpa 01/01/1935 Untitled Acrylic on Box Canvas
          May. 11, 2015

          Nyurapayia Bennett Nampitjinpa 01/01/1935 Untitled Acrylic on Box Canvas

          Est: $300 - $500

          Nyurapayia Bennett Nampitjinpa 01/01/1935 Untitled Acrylic on Box Canvas Language: Ngaanyatjarra Skin: Nampitjinpa Born: Yumarra, North of Docker River Catalogue No: 1148-12 Certificate of Authenticity: Warakurna Artists, NT Provenance: from the private collection of Chris Johnson, purchased 2013 40 x 50cm

          Theodore Bruce
        • NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) "Rock Hole" Limited edition etching P/P
          Oct. 06, 2014

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) "Rock Hole" Limited edition etching P/P

          Est: $400 - $600

          NYURAPAYIA NAMPITJINPA (MRS BENNETT) "Rock Hole" Limited edition etching P/P Artwork is framed Image 24cm x 17cm Frame 57cm x 48cm

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