Waltitjata

Waltitjata

1,454.55

Tommy (Yannima) Watson, Waltitjata limited edition archival pigment print, signed, titled and editioned by the artist.

  • Limited edition of 60 prints
  • Image size 66 x 117cm, Paper size 80 x 130cm
  • Certificate of Authenticity included
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ABOUT TOMMY (YANNIMA) WATSON

Pitjantjatjara elder Tommy Watson gained wide domestic and international exposure in an astonishingly short amount of time. Beginning his artistic career in 2002 his paintings were greeted with instant acclaim. His first works were created at the community arts centre in Irrunytju, also named Wingellina, located 12 kms south west of the tri-state border where the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia meet. This was just 44 kilometers east of his birthplace at Anamarapiti, circa 1935. Though he recalled visiting Papunya in his youth, observing the germination of an art movement there, it was not until later that he himself felt compelled to lay down his stories in paint. 

Tommy Watson’s prominence was ultimately cemented when, in 2006, he was commissioned to create a permanent installation in the new Musee du Quai Branly, in Paris. The piece he created, Wipu Rockhole, was made using baked enamel on stainless steel and converted into a ceiling mural.

(Information Source Cooee Art Gallery website - www.cooeeart.com.au)