Timothy AKIS, Tupela kros [A couple fighting]. Enlarge 1 /1

Timothy AKIS

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

Tupela kros [A couple fighting]. [ Tupela marit kros long palai [A married couple fighting over a lizard]] 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 3B/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 below printed image in black pencil, 'Tupela marit kris long palai'. inscribed with edition details, lower left below printed image in black pencil, '3B/100'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 55.2 h x 43.5 w cm sheet 63.8 h x 51.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.172 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.489
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from PNG Art Advisors, Sydney, June 1991.