Charlie Rock Ngumbe Bark Paintings
Pair of Charlie Rock Ngumbe bark Paintings for sale.
Object type: Pair of bark paintings
Locality: Port Keats
Artist: Charlie Rock Ngumbe
Length: 61 cm and 68 cm
This early pair of bark paintings by Charlie Rock Ngumbe are in very good condition and I think are the most elegant examples of this artist’s work. I call them a pair as they were bought at the same time and are nearly the same size. They have distinctive oval shapes of early Port Keats barks and sacred blue pigment not found on later barks. The barks measure 61 cm for the one depicting a snake eating a bird and 68 cm for the more abstract bark. They would date to the 1960’s Other examples of Charlie’s works can be found at the National Museum of Australia
Price: $900 for the pair