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Title

Untitled

circa 1974


Artist

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Australia

circa 1920 - 1989

Language groups

Anmatyerr, Central Desert region, Warlpiri, Central Desert region, Arrernte, Central Desert region


About

Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa is perhaps the most instrumental artist of the early Papunya Tula movement. Tjampitjinpa was the principle painter of the Papunya School murals and was the first chairman of the Papunya Tula Artist Cooperative in 1972. However, prior to the establishment of this co-operative he was selling his works independently at Papunya. His earliest works were carved from wood and he later painted watercolours in the Hermannsburg vein. Given Tjampitjinpa had been resident at Papunya since 1957 and Namatjira lived there for several months in 1959, it is not surprising that their paths crossed, particularly given their cultural connections.

Tjampitjinpa often worked closely with Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri and stylistic similarities can be seen across many of their works and are evident in Untitled, circa 1974.


Details


Place where the work was made

Papunya Northern Territory Australia


Date

circa 1974


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on masonite


Dimensions

180.00 x 120.00 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Christopher Hodges and Helen Eager 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

76.2019


Artist information

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya