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Lot 15: Alec Mingelmanganu (c. 1905-1981) Wandijina

Est: $60,000 AUD - $80,000 AUDSold:
Cooee ArtDecember 03, 2019Paddington, Australia

Item Overview

Description

Alec Mingelmanganu lived at the former Benedictine Mission at Kalumbaru and became one of a select group that began painting there around 1975. His images of Wandjina with pointed shoulders mimicked the depictions of Wandjina that he saw on a trip to Lawley River with anthropologist Ian Crawford in the late 1970s. His motivation to perpetuate the power of the Wandjina through his art was not dissimilar to the way in which regular restorations of rock paintings were an integral responsibility for many Kimberley tribes, including the Woonambal to whom Alec Mingelmanganu belonged. The Wandjina, spirits who preside over the rains and the unborn spirits of children, are found on the walls of caves, where they are said to have transformed into paintings upon their death. Thus the Aboriginal custodians believed that they did not create the Wandjina paintings, but inherited them from the spirits who first made them. Not all Wandjina look alike. Each clan is thought to be responsible for only a single Wandjina and it is said that there were so many of them that almost the whole Kimberley is criss-crossed by their paths. Mingelmanganu is considered to be the master of this art form. His Wandjina are highly distinctive and unique in proportion, composition and tonal quality. In a number of his largest works the full-length figure of a Wandjina is decorated in lines of dots similar to body painting designs, intended to give a visual brightness which express the spiritual essence of the ancestral beings. This painting, thought to be one of the artist's earliest works, was created on a sheet of stringy bark. The arched reinforcement, unique to paintings from Kalumburu, is achieved by tying and sewing a length of the cane-like supplejack vine to the perimeter with lengths of bush-string that has been spun from the inner bark of the red-flowered Kurrajong. The peaked shoulders and halo that surrounds the head are characteristic of Mingelmanganu’s work. The finely dashed, red in-filling seen on the body represents falling rain.

Dimensions

130 x 65 cm (irregular)

Artist or Maker

Medium

natural earth pigments on bark with cane and bush string frame

Date

c.1976

Provenance

YWCA shop in Derby, WA 1976 Private Collection, WA Thence by descent

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

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ALL collection notifications, shipping requests and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address [email protected]. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale will incur costs associated with external storage and freight.

Suggested Carriers

Local Sydney -

Art Van Go (Sean) 0404 027 445
artvango.com.au
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Inter state or International -

International Art Services 02 9667 1077
iasdas.com.au
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Artwork Transport 02 9695 1471
artworktransport.com.au
[email protected]

Pack & Send, Kings Cross 02 9331 2700
packsend.com.au
[email protected]

Should you request that Cooee Art MarketPlace wrap and/or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.

Auction Details

Indigenous Fine Art Auction

by
Cooee Art
December 03, 2019, 07:00 PM AEDT

326 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, AU

Terms

Buyer's Premium

25.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$4,999$200
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000$499,999$20,000
$500,000$999,999$50,000
$1,000,000+$100,000

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The Buyer is responsible to organise the Delivery of the Lot. Cooee Art MarketPlace will provide the Buyer with a list of courier companies but will not organise or take responsibility for the delivery of artworks. Cooee Art MarketPlace will not release the artwork until the invoice has been paid in full. (unless we have made a special arrangement with the Buyer). Storage Fees will be charged for items that have not been collected after 7 days of the sale at a rate of $5 per Lot per day.

ALL collection notifications, shipping requests and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address [email protected]. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale will incur costs associated with external storage and freight.

Suggested Carriers

Local Sydney -

Art Van Go (Sean) 0404 027 445
artvango.com.au
[email protected]

Inter state or International -

International Art Services 02 9667 1077
iasdas.com.au
[email protected]

Artwork Transport 02 9695 1471
artworktransport.com.au
[email protected]

Pack & Send, Kings Cross 02 9331 2700
packsend.com.au
[email protected]

Should you request that Cooee Art MarketPlace wrap and/or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.