March 23, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Aboriginal School, Gunwinggu Tribe

(Australia, 20th century)

[Nadjinem] (Black Wallaroo), inscribed verso "NYIMINYUMA/MAWANDJUL [sic]" (Jimmy Nyiminjuma, 1945-2004 /John Mawurndjul b. 1959), titled, inscribed verso with label, pigment on bark panel with branch support, 23-1/2 x 18-1/2 in.


Born at Mumeka, located near the Mann River in Central Arnhem Land, an important site for the Kurulk clan, John Mawurndjurl was taught to paint by his elder brother Jimmy Njiminjuma and his uncle Peter Marralwanga. Today he guides the development of his children and his niece Irenie Ngalinba, Jimmy Njiminjuma's daughter.

In aboriginal art, and significantly this tribe show  cross-hatching technique and a composition exposing the organs of the animal often referred to as an "X-ray" painting.


minor surface dirt

Estimate: $300 - $600
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