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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Australia (1937 )
Napaltjarri Linda Syddick My Country

Millon & Associés
Jun 9, 2018
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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - First Contact - Windmill

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - First Contact - Windmill

Original 2005
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Lot number: 33
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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri (born 1937) First contact - Windmill, 2005 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 152.0 x 121.0cm (59 13/16 x 47 5/8in). Footnotes PROVENANCE Gundooee Aboriginal Art, Alice Springs Vivienne Anderson Gallery, Melbourne The Collection of Bonita Croft and the Late Gene Zemaitis, Sydney 'Linda Syddick was born near Wilkinkarra (Lake Mc Kay) and was raised traditionally. Her father, Rintja Tjungurrayi, was killed by a revenge spearing party in accordance with customary Law when Linda was about eighteen months old. Her stepfather, artist Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, subsequently brought her up. Before Lungkata died, he instructed Linda to carry on his work and paint his Dreaming. And so it was that her two uncles, Uta Uta Tjangala and Nosepeg Tjupurrula taught Linda the art of painting.'1 'In 1945, at the end of the "Army Time" (Second World War), Linda's family decided to walk out of the Gibson Desert to a better land. Linda's stepfather Shorty Lungkata was keen on the idea, having worked with the army and seen the whitefella world. So Shorty and his family walked from Lake Mc Kay to Haasts Bluff Lutheran Mission. When they got to Mt Leibig, they saw a windmill. Shorty explained that this machine brought water up from under the ground, for people and animals. Walking behind them on the journey was a Warlpiri witch doctor, an old and wizened man, with no knowledge of what lay ahead. He had his two wives with him. He arrived at the windmill but didn't notice it. He slept because he was very tired after such a lot of walking. When he woke, he looked up and saw the windmill. Its vanes were thrashing around and it was making a lot of noise. He had never seen such a thing before and thought it was the evil spirit, Mami the Devil-Devil. He began shouting and screaming. He threw his spears, and then magic stones out of his body at the windmill, trying to kill it, but it kept on going. By this time, his wives had run off screaming into the bush. Shorty took him aside and explained that this was only a whitefella thing, used for bringing water up out of the ground. He persuaded the witch doctor to try the water. After a few sips he reckoned it was alright. He called his wives to come back and they all sat down and had a good laugh.' 2 1. Adapted from the accompanying Gundooee Aboriginal Art documentation 2. Extract from the accompanying account of the painting's story written by the artist's husband
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - My Country

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - My Country

Original 2004
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Lot number: 119
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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - Sans Titre

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri - Sans Titre

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Lot number: 74
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