Homelands, Tingari – Major Work (Lost Tribe)

To be Auctioned on July 25th 12 Noon

#WT0001(03) Major Work painted 2003

203 x 392cm

By Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri


Warlimpirgna Tjapaltjarri c 1958, part of the ‘Lost Tribe’, living so remotely in the Gibson Desert, that they only made contact with White Australians in 1984- cited as the closest work to that untouched by European influence. Many aspects to story- from landforms (sand dunes etc- also Lake Mackay itself in topographical view), camouflage and ‘Tingari’(older man’s knowledges, of which there is much fascination given the geographical location and the geometric patterning). Important man’s inherited stories.

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Untitled, sold at Sotheby’s London for £167,000 IBP, September 2016



Musee des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanien, Paris, France

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Museo Sa Bassa Blanca, Mallorca, Spain

Foundation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland

Griffith University Art Collection, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica

Macquarie Group Collection, Sydney


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