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Mathias KAUAGE

Gembogl, Simbu, Papua New Guinea 1944 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2003

Meri i wari [Worried woman]. [Bilum bilong pikinini ikam ausit taim meri ilaik pispis [Worried woman after her waters broke when she went for a pee].] 1978 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from six stencils Support: white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 40/55
Edition: edition of 55

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'KAUAGE'. titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Bilum bilong pikinini ikam ausit taim meri ilaik pispis'. inscribed with edition details lower left below printed image in black pencil, '40/55'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 97.5 h x 55.6 w cm sheet 102.2 h x 64.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.240 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mouli MacKenzie 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.22
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Maureen Taylor, Michelago, New South Wales, 2002.