Mathias KAUAGE

Gembogl, Simbu, Papua New Guinea 1944 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2003

Meri karim pikinini man, lek pastaim [Woman giving birth to a boy, legs first]. [Meri karim pikinini man, lek pastaim [Woman carrying a boy].] 1977 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in black ink, from one stencil Support: thick smooth white hot-pressed paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 17/83
Edition: edition of 83

Primary Insc: signed lower left below image in black pencil, 'KAUAGE'. not dated. titled lower centre below image in black pencil, 'meri karim pikinini man, lek pastaim.' inscribed with edition details lower right below image in black pencil, '17/83'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso lower right corner in black pencil, '2003.121'.
Dimensions: printed image 57.4 h x 40.6 w cm sheet 63.2 h x 51.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.30 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2003
Accession No: NGA 2003.121
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
  • Acquired by the National Gallery of Australia by exchange, from the Creative Arts Faculty, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, March 2003.