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Tiger Mandidaidai

(1910 -  1972 )
MANDIDAIDAI Tiger Wayarra Spirits

Sotheby's
Jun 10, 2015
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Tiger Mandidaidai - Wayarra Spirits

Tiger Mandidaidai - Wayarra Spirits

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Lot number: 34
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Mandidaidai (“Tiger”) circa 1910-1972

WAYARRA SPIRITS

Natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
Natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark (eucalyptus tetradonta)
69cm by 31cm

Provenance
Acquired from the artist at Mudjinberri (Mudjinbardi) by Lance Bennett, in 1966
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands

Catalogue Note

Cf. Sotheby’’s, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne July 9, 2001, lot.18 for another example by the artist, formerly in the private collection of Dorothy Bennett.
Lance Bennett’’s accompanying documentation reads in part, “An intense, brooding man, Mandidaidai attached a passionate importance to the secret ceremonial life. He was highly regarded as a singer of both secret and public song.

Born in country known as Guwidji, east of the lower reaches of the Liverpool River, he lived a traditional life for many years. In 1939 he walked 200 miles south-west to Goodparla cattle station where he “just sat down”, having access to tobacco and other desired western goods, but without employment. In 1940 he and other unemployed Aborigines at Goodparla were collected by the army and taken to the township of Pine Creek where he worked as a labourer for the army for the duration of World War II.

After the war he spent some years in the township of Katherine, employed by the Department of Welfare as a woodchopper. Later, he had a job as a gardener at Beswick cattle station, and then squatted two miles out of the little gold mining township of Pine Creek with a large group of unemployed Aborigines.

Finally, ‘Welfare’’ picked him up and took him to the remote Mudginberri cattle station, between the South Alligator and East Alligator Rivers. Here again he could find no employment, but he used the small Aboriginal camp on Mudginberri as a base for semi-traditional lifestyle.

The artist described the two figures as wayarra, a general Rembarrnga term for ‘spirit’’. The taller figure is the father, the small his son. The father is wearing a skirt made of strips of fur of manburrebar (the rock possum). These spirits live in the stone country and are dirrima (dangerous). They are shown with long hair that streams in the wind as they leap about.

This bark was painted for Bennett during one of his visits to the small Aboriginal community on Mudjinberri cattle station, between the South and East Alligator Rivers, in the dry season of 1966.”

Fig. 1

Mandidaidai (“Tiger”) © Estate of Lance Bennett

Tiger Mandidaidai - Wairarra Spirits

Tiger Mandidaidai - Wairarra Spirits

Original 1966
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Lot number: 170
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Tiger Mandidaidai (circa 1910-1972)
Wairarra Spirits, 1966
inscribed verso 'Tiger'
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
81.0 x 26.0cm (31 7/8 x 10 1/4in).
Tiger Mandidaidai - Spirit Couple Preparing For A Hollow Log Ceremony

Tiger Mandidaidai - Spirit Couple Preparing For A Hollow Log Ceremony

Original 1966
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Lot number: 249
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Tiger Mandidaidai (circa 1910-1972)
Spirit Couple preparing for a Hollow Log Ceremony, 1966
partial title on damaged label attached verso
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
62.0 x 21.0cm (24 7/16 x 8 1/4in).
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