Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

PhotoArguably the most famous male Central Desert artist he has dominated the Aboriginal art scene from the beginning in 1971 until his death in 2002. Hailed variously as the founder and the Picasso he was the master of the Central Desert storytelling group of traditional initiated men.
Immensely complicated interwoven stories emerged on huge canvases commissioned during the 70?s. His first painting, 'Love Story', 1971, a small acrylic on board and his immense 'Warlugulong' 1977 also known as the ?night watch? of Aboriginal art are an integral part of the Nangara collection.
These and a dozen others are the cornerstones of the Central and Western Desert art movement.

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