Timothy AKIS, Meri i givim susu long pikinini na palai i silip long het bilong on [Woman breastfeeds baby with lizard sleeping on her head] Enlarge 1 /1

Timothy AKIS

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

Meri i givim susu long pikinini na palai i silip long het bilong on [Woman breastfeeds baby with lizard sleeping on her head] c.1977 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four screens Support: thick off-white wove Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper right , 'ARCHES / FRANCE' [upside down]
Edition State: published state
Impression: 7/40
Edition: edition of 40

Primary Insc: signed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Akis'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Meri i givim susu long pikinini na palai i silip long het.' [not in artist's hand] inscribed lower right below printed image in black pencil, '7/40'. [not in artist's hand]
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 70.0 h x 50.0 w cm sheet 80.6 h x 60.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.176 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.1035
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Collection of Ross Searle.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Ross Searle, Brisbane, 2009.