Martin MORUBUBUNA, Beba [Flying insect]. Enlarge 1 /1


Kwebwaga, Kiriwana, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 1957 – 2013

Beba [Flying insect]. [MW [abbreviation]] 1975 Title Notes: In conversation the artist confirmed the correct title is 'Beba'. The first drawing for this work was done in 1974, the prints followed in 1975. [Anne McDonald, NGA, May 2002]
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 white hot pressed paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 9/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Martin Morububuna.'. Not dated. Inscribed with title abbreviation and edition details, lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'MW 9/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 22.8 h x 43.4 w cm sheet 45.8 h x 60.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.137 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of Shirley Troy 1999
Accession No: NGA 99.58
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
  • Shirley Troy