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Cliff Reid

Crucifiction of Christ - 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
102.0 x 102.0 cm
Price Realised: $3,200.00

MP #280


Provenance

Papulankutja Artists, Blackstone NT Cat No. 05-821
Harvison Gallery, Perth WA
Private Collection, WA

Cliff Reid was born out bush with his mother and father, living a largely nomadic lifestyle. He grew up in the Jameson area and went to school for a short time at Warburton Mission. When he began painting in 2003 he concentrated his efforts on narrative works. He was essentially a story teller in life and in art.  

 

Reid lived at Papulankutja (also known as Blackstone) about 80km west of the tri-state (SA, WA, NT) border in the Ngaanyatjarra lands and  approximately 1350 kms north east of Perth. He was a rare artist whose works stand alone in style from other artists in the region. In his raw, figurative fashion and bold powerful manner he painted Christian and traditional stories that directly communicate with the viewer. His works are instantly identifiable amongst those from a community of artists who generally paint using traditional symbolism or pure abstract form.

 

Cliff died in 2010, leaving  a unique artistic legacy along with a large and extended family.