Artetyerre, 2007 by Billy Benn (Collector Portfolio) (FSM)
Gallery Gondwana proudly present this stunning work by artist Billy Benn titled: Artetyerre.
Painted in 2007, unlike a lot of Billy’s small works, this beautiful acrylic on linen artwork is a massive 198 cm x 80 cm and depicts his country at Harts Range. When first shown, it was eagerly snapped up by the current owners, who have now reluctantly decided to let go some of their works from the private collection.
Beautifully frame, this works comes with a copy of the original certificate of authenticity.
‘My country is Artetyerre, Harts Range, south and east Arrernte. My country painting. My country is Dreaming Antenhe (possum). My Dreaming corroborree. My Dreaming goes to Alcunpa, to another people’s country, north-east from Utopia.’
— Billy Benn Perrurle. Source: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Region: Harts Range, NT
As one of Australia's most beloved outsider artists, Billy Benn's work has attained such a significant and unique place in the Aboriginal art market. Since joining Bindi Inc in 1981, he had been painting his father's country, working from memory to create a visual map of country that he has not seen since a boy. He first showed with the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs in 2000.