McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie
Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country. (Special edition, with original painting)
Translation into French by Flore Gregorini. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. ‘This special presentation of Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, authored by Ken McGregor and Marie Geissler, translated into French by Flore Gregorini and published by Macmillan, has been compiled by Ken McGregor. It is limited to 40 copies. Each copy, consisting of 2 units presented together in a slip-case, contains the original publication with a signed portrait of the artist and this explanatory colophon tipped in. A second component contains a unique original painting by the artist together with a signed photograph of the artist creating the work. The photographic portraits are by Ken McGregor. The book-binding is by David Pool with the assistance of Rod Eastgate of Jarman the Picture Framer and Eastgate and Holst. Copy No. 9/40′. (colophon)
This monograph presents the spectacular painting of a master colourist. A Pitjantjatjara elder who maintains his home and studio in Alice Springs, the artist still travels extensively across his ‘country’ to fulfil traditional obligations.
Quarto, white lettered purple buckram, illustrated endpapers, pp 248, extensively illustrated, text in English and French; the original painting and signed photograph are presented in a black buckram portfolio; both the book and portfolio are housed in a buckram slipcase.