1987/0186 Two men sleeping by two fires

Two men sleeping by two fires

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Two men sleeping by two fires
Date
1985
Medium/Material
screen-print - one colour: black
Dimensions
50.9cm x 66.9cm (sheet)31.5cm x 37.8cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1987
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1987/0186
Currently not on display

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Artist statementThese two old men are sleeping by two fires. They have made a windbreak all around and are curled up. They are cousin brothers, Parnaparnti and Kurntumaru. Kurntumaru is the black goanna that hides in trees. Parnaparnti is the yellow sand goanna. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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