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Lot #74 - Jan Billycan (Djan Namundie)

  • Auction House:
    Deutscher and Hackett
  • Sale Name:
    Important Australian + International Art
  • Sale Date:
    28 Nov 2018 ~ 7pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
  • Lot Description:
    Jan Billycan (Djan Namundie)
    (c.1930 – 2016)
    Untitled, 2007
    synthetic polymer paint on linen
    66.0 x 70.5 cm
    bears inscription verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 24269
    REFERENCES: Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, edition II, Kleimeyer Industries Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2011, p. 175 (illus.) This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Short Street Gallery that states: ‘”This place is the birth place of my father’s clan. Our clan is also named Kirriwirri, and call each individual members of this clan Kirriwirri. There is a big warla (mud flat) at this place. This is what this painting is about.” Kirriwirri is in the Great Sandy Desert close to and west of Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. It is the birth place of Jan and her family. This work shows tali (sand dunes) and jila (living water).’
  • Provenance:
    Short Street Gallery, Broome; Tony Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide; The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney, acquired from the above in April 2008
  • Estimate:
    A$4,000 - 6,000
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