Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula was born C.1930 and died in 2016. He started life in the country north-east of Kiwirrkurra, travelling until the late 1960's. He first started painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1978, however he moved away from Papunya and only resumed painting for the company at Kiwirrkurra in 1991.
He work features the tingari stories, painted by the Pintupi Men. He uses yellows, pinks, browns and reds, reflecting the desert palate, applied thickly to the canvas. His Tingari stories are painted with linked circular patterns or concentric squares representing the soakages in the desert.
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands,
Griffith University Collection, Griffith
The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
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