A new post by Will Owen about Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri with some wonderful photographs:

I remember visiting Papunya Tula Artists’ Todd Street shop late in 1998, a few months after Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri passed away. Namarari was among the first of PTA’s artists whose work I came to recognize and love: the bold swirls of Bandicoot Dreamings, the subtle variations of the dotted fields of Kangaroo or Marsupial Mouse Dreamings, the broad, bold stripes of Rain Dreamings. I was hoping that I might find something to add to our collection at this last moment, though I knew the odds were long.

Daphne Williams was hesitant when I asked. Yes, she said, I have a couple of small canvases, but I can only show them to you very quickly, in the back room. She explained that Mick’s widow was still in town, and Daphne feared upsetting her should she wander into the shop and see the paintings again.