Bobby West Tjupurrula Yunala, 2000 Papunya Tula Artists

Medium: Acrylic on Linen Size: 183 x 61 cm ID: #8690BW
Price: $7700





    About this artwork

    PROVENANCE

    Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

    Palya Arts, Darwin

    William Mora Aboriginal Art, Melbourne (stamped verso)

    Collection of James Smeaton, Melbourne – acquired from the above in 2000

    About Bobby West Tjupurrula

    Bobby is the son of Freddy West Tjupurrula, one of the original shareholders of Papunya Tula Artist. He was born around 1958 at the rockhole site of Tjamu Tjamu, which is east of Kiwirrkura, around 1958. Bobby’s family was met by Jeremy Long’s welfare patrol in 1963. At the time his family was camping at Willi rockholes, slightly east of Kintore. Bobby appears with his family in the book ‘The Lizard Eaters’ by Douglas Lockwood, which documents the 1963 patrol. He commenced painting for Papunya Tiula Artist in the late 1980’s. In 1999 Bobby contributed to the Kiwirrkura men’s painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal. Collections National Gallery of Victoria Art Gallery of NSW Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art Charles Darwin University Cornell University, New York, USA Seattle Art Museum