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Collection: Indigenous Australian
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions in centimeters (height x width x depth): 122*182*3
Copyright remains with the artist. Reproduction or use of these images is not permitted.
Tommy Watson catalogue number TWKM1313, pictured above, being acrylic on linen on board, is an original and authentic painting by Yannima Tommy Watson, commissioned under contract for Jorna Newberry, the artist’s niece. Email ArtChain Global to enquire more.
Ken McGregor ----
Camberwell, victoria, Australia
Tommy Yannima Pikarli Watson was a senior Pitjantjatjara elder and Lawman of Karima skin group. He was born around 1935 in Anumarapiti, 75 kilometers west of Irrunytju, Known as Wingellina, it meets the borders of Northern Territory and South Australia. His given names of Yannima and Pikarli relate to specific sites near Anumarapiti.
Watson commenced painting in 2001, with a small group of elders in the Irrunytju community. He has gone on to become one of the most significant artists of the Western Desert, reaching great artistic heights, in "2003 Watson was one of eight Indigenous artists, alongside Paddy Bedford, John Mawurndjul, Ningura Napurrula, Lena Nyadbi, Michael Riley, Judy Watson, and Gulumbu Yunupingu, who collaborated on a commission to provide works that decorate one of the Musée du Quai Branly's four buildings completed in 2006." Tommy's paintings are incandescent in the use of bold colours which depict the stories of his ancestors and the Dreamtime.