Emily Kame Kngwarreye "Alalgura Tracks"


Size: 153 x 92 cms Acrylic on Linen Canvas 1992, Born in 1910, Kngwarreye did not take up painting seriously until she was nearly 80. She was born and lived in the Anmatyerre language group at Alhalkere in the Utopia community, about 250 km northeast of Alice Springs. Emily had one brother and one sister, and no children of her own. Her brother's children are Gloria Pitjara Mills and Dolly Pitjara Mills. Her sister-in-law was Minnie Pwerle, mother of Barbara Weir whom Kngwarreye partly raised. Kngwarreye died in Alice Springs. She is the most prominent and successful female artist in the history of contemporary indigenous Australian art. Despite her painting career lasting just eight years, Emily Kame Kngwarreye smashed another art record in 2017, as her piece Earth's Creation 1, again fetched the highest price at auction for an Australian female artist. The contemporary piece went under the hammer for a huge $2.1 million, breaking its own 2007 record, having sold back then for $1.05 million. This time, it was snapped up by art dealer Tim Olsen for his New York gallery,                                             

Collections                                                                                                                Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory        The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, Western Australia
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
The Vatican Collection, Vatican City, Rome
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission, Canberra, ACT
Allen, Allen and Hemsley, Sydney, New South Wales
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Artbank, Sydney, New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
BP Australia
Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Benalla, Victoria
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown, New South Wales                  Carnegie Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Coventry Collection, Sydney, New South Wales
Delmore Collection, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Donald Kahn collection, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales
University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
University of Sydney Union, Sydney, New South Wales

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