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Rover THOMAS [JOOLAMA]

Kukatja/Wangkajunga peoples

Australia 1926 /1928 – 1998

artist

Franck GOHIER

St Nazaire, Brittany, France born 1968

printer, intaglio

  • Australia from 1972

NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY PRINT WORKSHOP

commenced 1993

print workshop (organisation)

Tokyo crossroads 1996 Place made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in colour inks, from one plate Support: off-white wove Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left corner, 'ARCHES/FRANCE' and infinity symbol
Edition State: published state
Impression: printer's proof
Publisher: NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY PRINT WORKSHOP
Date Published: 1997

Edition Notes: "Originally Rover had drawn some cars in the middle of this image with sugar-lift, but Queenie, Paddy and Allan all laughed at him so he ordered us to wipe them off, so he could start again. Also the original blue (much brighter than Rover had chosen) was changed later by someone!". Frenack Gohier 2006
Primary Insc: Titld, lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'TOKYO CROSSROADS'. Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'ROVER'. Not dated. Inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'PP PM36'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 49.5 h x 49.1 w cm sheet 80.0 h x 60.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.532
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Franck Gohier (the printer of the work), Darwin, 2007.