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Mardayin Design

Photo: iocolor, Seattle

Mardayin Design


John Mawurndjul

Australian Aboriginal, Kuninjku people, Mumeka and Milmilngkan, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, born 1952

Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
71 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (182 x 52cm)
Gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan
Provenance: [Annandale Galleries, Annandale, Australia]; Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan, Seattle, Washington, 2005
Photo: iocolor, Seattle
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection, May 31 - Sept. 12, 2012 (Nashville, Tenessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, June 23 - Oct. 15, 2017; Madison, Wisconsin, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Jan. 26 - Apr. 22, 2018; Austin, Texas, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, June 3 - Sept. 9, 2018; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Audain Art Museum, Oct. 5, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2019). Text by Pamela McClusky, Wally Caruana, Lisa Graziose Corrin, and Stephen Gilchrist. No cat. no., p. 153, reproduced pl. 31.

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