Loading Spinner

Wimmitji Tjapangarti Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1924 - d. 2000

See Artist Details

0 Lots

Sort By:

Categories

    Auction Date

    Seller

    Seller Location

    Price Range

    to
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, (1924 – 2000), WARTUNUMA, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas
      Apr. 05, 2017

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, (1924 – 2000), WARTUNUMA, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, (1924 – 2000), WARTUNUMA, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 85/90 DIMENSIONS: 119.0 x 85.0 cm PROVENANCE: Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 29 June 1998, lot 209 The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney ESSAY: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills Wimmitji Tjapangarti’s artistic output in the public domain focussed on his ancestrally bestowed country around Wantjanmurra east of the Canning Stock Route. One of the first Balgo artists to paint consistently for the public domain, Wimmitji modelled his paintings on designs found in ceremonial ground mosaics, body paintings and the decoration of ritual objects. He also preferred to restrict his palette to the traditional colours of red and yellow pigments, black and white, despite the fact that a broad range of colours was made available to the artists in 1988. Nonetheless, on occasion Wimmitji experimented with colour, as in this painting that features dabs of green at the centre of roundels representing claypans. In ancestral times, an Old Tingari Man traversed this land searching of water and food by digging holes that transformed into the claypans that cover the country today. The painting also depicts objects associated with the ancestor; boomerangs rendered in red beneath a layer of black dotting, and a carrying dish as a red arc with yellow dots in the lower register of the painting. The ancestor eventually came to rest at Wartunuma rockhole that appears as a red arc with yellow dots around a green circle in the centre of the upper register. Wimmitji was a deeply traditional man who avoided long-term contact with the original Catholic Pallottine mission that was established in Balgo Hills in 1942 until he was in his mid-thirties, despite the fact the mission lay close to his traditional lands. He eventually joined his relatives at Balgo in 1959 and went on to become one of the most influential Kukatja elders and artists of his generation. At Balgo, he assisted in the compilation of the Kukatja-English dictionary and was a main source of information for the anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt. His work featured in the first major exhibition of Balgo art, Aboriginal Art from the Great Sandy Desert, at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1986. Wimmitji married Eubena Nampitjin in the 1970s and theirs was to become one of the great artistic partnerships in the history of twentieth century Aboriginal art. Although undocumented, the areas of regular dotted parallel forms in the top right of the painting seem to be by a hand other than Wimmitji’s, most probably that of Eubena. WALLY CARUANA

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, 1924 - 2000, MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas
      Nov. 26, 2014

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, 1924 - 2000, MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI, 1924 - 2000, MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas SIGNED: inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 155/90 DIMENSIONS: 119.0 x 85.0 cm PROVENANCE: Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne (label attached verso) Private collection, Melbourne This work is accompanied by a copy of the original certificate of authenticity from Warlayirti Artists. The art of Balgo Hills emanates from one of the driest, most remote parts of Australia. Wedged between the Gibson and Tanami deserts and the Great Sandy Desert, it is an area of immense cultural and spiritual significance to the Gugadja people. From such arid environs one of the most dynamic indigenous art forms has evolved. Gugadja painting all springs from the traditional practices of body and sand painting and is ultimately a deeply sacred activity. Wimmitji Tjapangarti has been rightfully referred to as a Master Balgo painter.1 He began painting his country in 1987 when the arts community was in its infancy and he was one of the earliest artists to move deftly from the use of traditional ochres and pigments to synthetic polymer paint. This development revolutionised art practice in the area and created a distinctive style of which Wimmitji Tjapangarti may be regarded as a pioneer. Wimmitji Tjapangarti understood his country intimately and was the custodian of numerous Tingari dreamings. The narrative which underpins MingatjuruandWartalarri would have originally been expressed in the sand. It is the story of Tingari creatures which left their marks in the sandy hills around Nyinmi, near Jupiter Well. Two small marsupials dug holes in the ground which can be seen in the daisy wheel roundels along the periphery of the painting. From these holes sprang Kurrkarpt or desert oaks, which produce an important flower that is sucked for its sweet nectar. The concentric lined shapes in the centre of this work also have their genesis in sand paintings depicting clouds, and the red circle in the lower right corner represents Nyintjitti Hill.2 1. Cowan, J., Wirrimanu: Aboriginal Art from the Balgo Hills, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994, p. 11 2. Taken from the notes and diagram included in the original Warlayirti Artists certificate no. 155/90 Under the provisions of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986, buyers may be required to obtain an export permit for certain categories of items in this sale from the Cultural Property, Collections and Cultural Heritage Branch, Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General's Department, email: [email protected]

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • Wimmitji Tjapangarti (c. 1925-2000)
      Jun. 26, 2013

      Wimmitji Tjapangarti (c. 1925-2000)

      Est: -

      Dingo and Rainbow Snake Dreaming 1990 synthetic polymer paint on linen 120.0 x 85.0cm (47 1/4 x 33 7/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Wimmitji Tjapangarti (circa 1925-2000)
      Mar. 24, 2013

      Wimmitji Tjapangarti (circa 1925-2000)

      Est: £20,000 - £30,000

      Artist's Country, 1990 bears artist's name, dimensions and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 85/90 on the reverse and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi label on the stretcher synthetic polymer paint on canvas 120 x 85 cm (47 1/4 x 33 7/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Wimmitji Tjapangarti (circa 1925-2000)
      Mar. 24, 2013

      Wimmitji Tjapangarti (circa 1925-2000)

      Est: £12,000 - £18,000

      Untitled, 1992 bears artist's name, dimensions and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 66/92 on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on canvas 120 x 60cm (47 1/4 x 23 5/8in).

      Bonhams
    • Wimmitji Tjapangarti circa 1924-2000 KULAIYI (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen
      Oct. 18, 2011

      Wimmitji Tjapangarti circa 1924-2000 KULAIYI (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Wimmitji Tjapangarti circa 1924-2000 KULAIYI (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen 120 X 60CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wrriman (Balgo Hills), Western Australia Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 134/91) Art Mob, Tasmania Private Collection, New South Wales This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

      Smith & Singer
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990
      May. 18, 2011

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990

      Est: $26,000 - $36,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990 119.5 x 84.5 cm synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI , CIRCA 1929-2000 KARLINGAWI Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
      Nov. 25, 2007

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI , CIRCA 1929-2000 KARLINGAWI Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      Bears artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 355/90 together with exhibition label on the reverse Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI , ARTIST'S COUNTRY 1991
      Jul. 24, 2007

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI , ARTIST'S COUNTRY 1991

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      Bears artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 250/91 on the reverse Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1924-2000 ARTIST'S COUNTRY 1991
      Jul. 25, 2005

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1924-2000 ARTIST'S COUNTRY 1991

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Provenance

      Sotheby's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI (CIRCA 1929 - 2000) - Kunkutjarra near Yakka Yakka in the Great Sandy Desert 1995 E6 000-8 000
      Nov. 23, 2004

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI (CIRCA 1929 - 2000) - Kunkutjarra near Yakka Yakka in the Great Sandy Desert 1995 E6 000-8 000

      Est: -

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI (CIRCA 1929 - 2000) - Kunkutjarra near Yakka Yakka in the Great Sandy Desert 1995 E6 000-8 000

      Lawsons
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI (CIRCA 1929-2000)
      Oct. 12, 2004

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI (CIRCA 1929-2000)

      Est: £15,000 - £20,000

      Untitled with Warlayirti Artists number 670/91 (on the reverse) synthetic polymer paint on canvas 100 x 51 cm Painted in 1991

      Christie's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 KARLINGAWI 1990 120 by 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 355/90 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted
      Jul. 26, 2004

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 KARLINGAWI 1990 120 by 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 355/90 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted

      Est: $30,000 - $50,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 KARLINGAWI 1990 120 by 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 355/90 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted in 1990 at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills), for Warlayirti Artists Hogarth Galleries, Sydney The Sam Barry Collection Exhibited: Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 1990 of the Western Desert, Bond University Campus Gallery, Queensland, 18-31 October 1990 This painting is sold with an accompanying certificate from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills that reads in part: 'Artist's Country. A mother Dingo was here in the Dreamtime with her pups and they are seen in rock formations in the landscape. The mother was called Yatarru and the pups are known collectively as Warltjiri. Many small water sources are also seen as is the desert- oak or "parka-parka". The boomerang and fighting stick of another Dreamtime creature are also seen. The artist lived here as a young man.'

      Sotheby's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1924-2000 KUTU 1989 120 by 60 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 425/89 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted in
      Jul. 26, 2004

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1924-2000 KUTU 1989 120 by 60 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 425/89 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted in

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1924-2000 KUTU 1989 120 by 60 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name 'Wimmitji', size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 425/89 together with exhibition label on the reverse Provenance: Painted in 1989 at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills), for Warlayirti Artists Dreamtime Gallery, Brisbane The Sam Barry Collection Exhibited: of the Western Desert, Bond University Campus Gallery, Queensland, 18-31 October 1990, exhibition label on the reverse Cf. The Artist's Country, 1989, in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, illustrated in Caruana, W., Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, World of Art series, London and New York, 2003, p.156, plate 134. This painting is sold with an accompanying certificate from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills that reads in part: 'Artist's Country. Two old women were travelling through this country in the Dreamtime. The painting shows where they slept (the depression is now in rock). The Rainbow Snake (Wanayarra) which created water- sources is shown also. This is the country where the artist grew up'.

      Sotheby's
    • WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 WATER DREAMING 1989 91 by 61 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 60/89 on the reverse Provenance: Painted at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills) in 1989 for
      Jul. 26, 2004

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 WATER DREAMING 1989 91 by 61 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 60/89 on the reverse Provenance: Painted at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills) in 1989 for

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI CIRCA 1929-2000 WATER DREAMING 1989 91 by 61 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Bears artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 60/89 on the reverse Provenance: Painted at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills) in 1989 for Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia Dreamtime Gallery, Brisbane The Sam Barry Collection Exhibited: Dreamtime Gallery, Brisbane 1989 Cf. Wonganaya, 1989, in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, illustrated in Ryan, J. and K. Akerman, Images of Power: of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1993, p.96. This painting is sold with an accompanying certificate from Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills that reads in part: 'Water Dreaming. The Ikarra water hole, a rockhole, is an important Water Dreaming ceremonial site. Here are held the special rituals to ensure the coming of the life giving rains to the desert regions in the area around this site. The artist is guardian of this place, and keeper of the Law (Turkey Dreaming, Tree Spirits and of course the Water Dreaming).'

      Sotheby's
    Lots Per Page: