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Timothy AKIS

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

Liklik man i puspusim bikpela meri [a little man copulating with his large wife]. 4 July 1975 Title Notes: 'CC' inscribed on lower right of work corresponds to title 'Liklik man i puspusim bikpela meri' on floorsheet from 1975 exhibition.
Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, photo screenprint, printed in black ink, from one stencil Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 19/40
Edition: edition of 40; 35 printed in black; 5 printed in colour

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: dated lower right below image in black pencil, '4-7-75'. inscribed lower right below image in black pencil, '19/40'. inscribed lower right below image in black pencil, 'CC'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 62.0 h x 40.5 w cm sheet 75.0 h x 56.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.273 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.391
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Purchased by Vicki and William Walshe, from the exhibition, 'Tingting Bilong Mi. Akis', National Arts School, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1975.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Vicki and William Walshe, Cammeray, NSW, 2016.