Timothy AKIS

Tsembaga, Simbai Valley, Madang District, Papua New Guinea 1940 – 1984

Man i no laik marit, ol i posen long em [This man didn't want to get married, so they poisoned him]. [Masalai man [Spirit man]] 1977 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Creation Notes: 1985, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper photo-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: second edition 5B/100
Edition: The letter "B" after the impression number indicated that the print is from the 2nd printing of 1985

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'By late Akis'. not dated. Titled lower centre left below printed image in black pencil, 'Masalai man.' inscribed with edition details, lower left below printed image in black pencil, '5B/100'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 57.5 h x 46.5 w cm sheet 64.2 h x 51.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.171 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.488
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from PNG Art Advisors, Sydney, June 1991.