Two Men and sleeping Youth at Kirritji
circa 1925 - 1999
The design elements in this painting depict events at the rockhole site of Kirritji, south-west of the Kintore Community, in the vicinity of Lake MacDonald. The artist has shown two men of the Tjangala kinship subsection who are hunting for kangaroos in the area. The spears used by the men are shown in the centre of the work, while at the bottom of the work their young son, Tjampitjinpa, is shown sleeping.
Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
122.0 x 91.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
© Estate of Tatali Nangala. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
Craig Brush, Look, 'In the beginning ...', pg. 22, Melbourne, Aug 2000, 22 (colour illus.).
Doreen Mellor, Art and Australia (Vol. 39, No. 1), 'Indigenous art', pg. 165-166, Sydney, Sep 2001-Nov 2001, 165 (illus.).
Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 146 (colour illus.), 286. no catalogue number