153 x 122 cm
acrylic on linen
Courtesy of the artist, Sammlung Klein and Michael Reid Berlin
Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri was born in the Western Australian desert near Kiwirrkurra (c.1952). His family moved to Papunya in the early 1960’s and he started painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1986. For many years Joseph assisted Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi with his paintings, an artist he credits as having taught him how to paint.
Joseph has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. In 1997 he assisted Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula create a ground painting at the Establissement Public du Parc de la Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.
Joseph is a respected ceremonial and community leader of the Pintupi and held the position of Chairman for the Papunya Tula Artists association for many years.
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