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[KNGWARREYE]. ISAACS, Jennifer et al.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye : paintings (presentation copy)

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With contributions by Jennifer Isaacs, Terry Smith, Judith Ryan, Donald Holt & Janet Holt. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1998. Quarto, boards (edge and sunburn, marked) in dustjacket (sun faded), pp. 204, illustrated in colour throughout, endpapers marked and a slight wave to the text block, a good copy only.

Signed presentation copy from Don and Janet Holt, owners of Delmore Downs Station, who commissioned Emily to paint the works and contributed to the text.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c. 1910-1996) was a senior member of the Anmatyerre community resident at Utopia, a former cattle station, now reclaimed by its Aboriginal land owners. She is widely regarded as one of the most notable Aboriginal artists of recent times and the pre-eminent woman artist of the desert region. The remarkable painterly and conceptual originality of her work extended her influence well beyond the previous reach of contemporary Aboriginal art and attracted widespread international interest.