171 Career Overall Rank
15 2020 Market Rank
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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.
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.
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
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)
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