Albert Namatjira. Noel Counihan, Aust.
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Albert Namatjira

1959. Linocut, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 51.1 x 23.2cm.

When artist Albert Namatjira died in 1959 of heart failure, Counihan created this linocut, showing the artist crucified. Later Counihan stated “He was a man between two cultures, and I respected him very much. I felt that something should be done about his tragic end, so I did a sort of a crucifixion figure, with Namatjira crucified.” This image was published in The Guardian in 1959 to illustrate an article by Counihan in which he challenged the treatment of Aboriginal Australians. Ref: Rockhampton Art Gallery.

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Item #CL183-30

Price (AUD): $4,400.00  other currencies

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