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Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists chronicles the beginnings of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men and women the book illuminates lives balanced between first contact and international stardom, poverty and record auction prices.

In the early 1970s, a small group of Western Desert 'painting men' at Papunya in Central Australia seized the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and materials, producing vibrant and innovative works that give enduring expression to their powerful tjukurrpa (Dreamings). In the years since, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd has made a profound contribution to the Western Desert art movement and international contemporary art. (Publisher's Notes)

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  • Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists is a very different kind of publication, with its primary focus being a record of all contributors to the movement. The book confirms the extraordinary achievement of the artists associated with the movement and is a source of great communal pride, providing a solid basis for continuance of the artistic vitality of the descendants of these painters now and into the future.

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    • Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,: IAD Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 399p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st October 2008
         

      ISBN: 9781864650907 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

A Chronicle Of An Art Phenomenon 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 November no. 439 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists Vivien Johnson , 2008 single work bibliography
A Chronicle Of An Art Phenomenon 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 November no. 439 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists Vivien Johnson , 2008 single work bibliography
Last amended 24 Jul 2017 07:19:24
Subjects:
  • Papunya, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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