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Old Tutuma Tjapangati

165 Career Overall Rank

68 2017 Market Rank

  • Born: 1915 - 1987
  • Active: 1970

  • Region: Western Desert, NT, Papunya, Alice Springs, NT
  • Community: Kintore

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Born in c1915, Old Tutuma Tjapangati was one of the original Papunya Tula artist in the early 1970s. He was eager to begin traslating his Dreamings onto board right from the inception of the community at Papunya. He was an important ceremonial elder and was one of the first pintupi to own a camel, which he used to travel his homelands near Lake McDonald. He passed away in 1987.

 

 

Collections:    

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide.; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Group Exhibitions:

1985 - Dot and Circle, a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne; 1987 - Circle Path Meander, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 1988 - Papunya Tula Paintings, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga.; 1989 - Mythscapes, Aboriginal Art of the Desert, National Gallery of Victoria; 1991 - The Painted Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings from the Tim and Vivien Johnson Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery and Te Whare Taonga o Aoteroa National Art Gallery, New Zealand; 1993 - Tjukurrpa, Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA    


Bibliography:    

Bardon, G., 1979, Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Rigby, Adelaide. (C) ; Bardon, G., 1991, Papunya Tula Art of the Western Desert, McPhee Gribble, Ringwood, Victoria. (C) ; Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C) ; Marshall-Stoneking, B., 1986-87, 'From the centre to the edge,' Xpress 1(6), 28-29. (C) ; Maughan, J., and Zimmer, J., (eds), 1986, Dot and Circle, a Retrospective Survey of the Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings of Central Australia, exhib. cat., Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. (C) ; 1993, Tjukurrpa Desert Dreamings, Aboriginal Art from Central Australia (1971-1993), exhib. cat., Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. (C)

Profile References

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Sites

Subjects

Tingari , Kangaroo

Medium

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen and Canvas

Regional Map

Note: This map is a representation and not accurate. Some sites are sacred and therefore not shown.

Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
165
AIAM100 Rating
1.1123
Sold/Offered
14/21
Clearance Rate
67%
Average Price
$8,253
Total Price
$115,540
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2546 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2722 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1073 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2006
0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 3/4 0/0 0/0 0/2 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/2
$0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $8,235 $0 $0 $0 $2,880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,065
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2017

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Untitled 1971

sale price: $20,400.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 94 date: 26/07/2004
54.5 x 25 cm Synthetic polymer paint on artboard
2

Hunting Story at Wira-Wira 1973

sale price: $12,650.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 247 date: 29/06/1998
?? cm Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board
3

Payiyarrngangya c. 1979

sale price: $12,000.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 261 date: 26/07/2004
90 x 60 cm Synthetic polymer paint on composition board
4

Eagle Dreaming, 1974

sale price: $10,370.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 68 date: 06/06/2017
122 x 93 cm Synthetic polymer paint on plywood
5

Malpunya Painting 1979

sale price: $9,760.00
auction: Joel Fine Art, Melbourne  lot: 160 date: 03/06/2008
120 x 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on composition board
6

Mushroom and Kangaroo Dreaming, C.1975

sale price: $9,760.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 67 date: 06/06/2017
122 x 91 cm Synthetic polymer paint on composition board
7

Untitled Tingari Rinting 1971

sale price: $9,200.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 226 date: 30/06/1997
54.3 x 25 cm Synthetic polymer poker paint on artists board
8

Karpinya Painting (Soak Waterhole and Blue Heron Prints) 1980

sale price: $9,150.00
auction: Joel Fine Art, Melbourne  lot: 161 date: 03/06/2008
120 x 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on plywood
9

A Group of Six Drawings, 1978-1980

sale price: $5,795.00
auction: Joel Fine Art, Melbourne  lot: 20 date: 03/06/2008
29 x 20 cm each Lead pencil on paper
10

Untitled (Porkupine Men Dreaming Associated with the Rock Hole Site of Bankubirri) 1977

sale price: $4,830.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 332 date: 29/06/1998
76 x 56 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas board

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