Charlie Wartuma Tjungurrayi (circa 1921-1999)

 
   Emu Dreaming , 1972   Synthetic polymer paint on composition board 60 x 40cm   Provenance:  Painted at Papunya in 1972 Painting 11 in consignment 19 to the Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs Tim Guthrie, Melbourne Sotheby’s,  Important Aboriginal Art , Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 18 Private collection, Sydney   Exhibited:   Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art , The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 30 September 2011 - 12 February 2012  Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene , Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 9 October 2012 - 20 January 2013   Literature:  Sotheby’s,  Important Aboriginal Art , Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 18, p.20 (illus.). Geoffrey Bardon, and James Bardon,  Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement , Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2004, p.350, ptg.300 (Attributed: Emu Spirit Dreaming with Home). Judith Ryan, Philip Batty et al,  Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art , National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2011, p.219 (illus.)., p.303.  Judith Ryan and Philip Batty et al,  Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene , Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 2012 Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Beaux Arts editions, Paris, 2012.  Cf. For a related painting depicting the journey of the ancestral emu see  Emu Dreaming, May 1972  (Bardon and Bardon, 2004, p.350, ptg. 299).

Emu Dreaming, 1972

Synthetic polymer paint on composition board
60 x 40cm

Provenance:
Painted at Papunya in 1972
Painting 11 in consignment 19 to the Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs
Tim Guthrie, Melbourne
Sotheby’s, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 18
Private collection, Sydney

Exhibited:
Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 30 September 2011 - 12 February 2012
Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 9 October 2012 - 20 January 2013

Literature:
Sotheby’s, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 18, p.20 (illus.).
Geoffrey Bardon, and James Bardon, Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2004, p.350, ptg.300 (Attributed: Emu Spirit Dreaming with Home).
Judith Ryan, Philip Batty et al, Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2011, p.219 (illus.)., p.303. 
Judith Ryan and Philip Batty et al, Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 2012 Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Beaux Arts editions, Paris, 2012.

Cf. For a related painting depicting the journey of the ancestral emu see Emu Dreaming, May 1972 (Bardon and Bardon, 2004, p.350, ptg. 299).