Thursday, 26 July 2007
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
The painting , above, was made by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri in 1977. The photo of it comes from Racism No Way.
On Monday night, at the Sotherby's auction, this picture , Warlugalong 1977, set a new world record for the sale of Australian indigenous art, when it was sold for $AUS2.4million.
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri started painting in the early 1970s and was part of the Papunya Tula movement, initiated by Geoffrey Barden when he went to teach at Papunya , a small Aboriginal community west of Alice Springs.
You might like to read a bit more about it here.