Josepha Petrick Kemarre Bush Berries 2011-1 PaintingPopular
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Bush Berries 2011-1
Size 960mm x 800mm
Acrylic on linen
Private Sale, Purchased Brisbane 2012
Josepha Petrick Kemarre (born ca. 1945 or ca. 1953, date uncertain) is an Anmatyerre-speaking Indigenous Australian artist from Central Australia. Since first taking up painting around 1990, her works of contemporary Indigenous Australian art have been acquired by several major collections including Artbank and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her paintings portray bush plum “dreaming” and women’s ceremonies (known as Awelye). One of her paintings sold at a charity auction for A$22,800. Josepha Petrick’s works are strongly coloured and formalist in composition and regularly appear at commercial art auctions in Australia. Her art appears to have survived the huge contraction of the primary art market in Australia since 2008. There is no existing Catalogue raisonné of Josepha Petrick’s artworks, to date, no fakes have been cited.
Journalist Zelda Cawthorne described Petrick as one of the “finest contemporary Aboriginal artists”. Art consultant Adrian Newstead has ranked her as amongst the country’s top 200 Indigenous artists, noting that she has become “known for innovative works that create a sense of visual harmony through fine variegated fields of immaculately applied dotting”. Her style is described by Indigenous art writers Birnberg and Kreczmanski as an “interesting, modern interpretation of landscape”.
Petrick’s work is held in a variety of public and private collections, including Artbank, the Charles Sturt University Collection, the Holmes a Court Collection, and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Profile courtesy of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josepha_Petrick_Kemarre
Note: In accordance with statutory requirements, 5% of the sale price will be paid to the original artist or their Estate.