Copper Repousse Panels by Papua New Guinea Contemporary Artists
|Size||52cm x 33cm|
These beautiful Copper Repousse Panels were likely made in the 1970s. The skills for doing copper repousse art were being taught by husband & wife art teachers Ulli and Georgina Beier, I think they were teaching at the University of PNG.
The most famous artists they discovered were Mathias Kauage & Akis. Kauage did copper repousse along with other very talented artists that remained mostly unknown.
The Copper Panel with Gope Board imagery has a name on the back of Mr M. Mauvake but the other two panels with the field photo of the woman artist working her name is unknown. I am hoping that someone will see it & know who she is ? and if so please contact me. She is likely a Tolai woman from New Britain as one of her artworks depict Duk Duk Costumed Dancers.
These beautiful panels show the great artistry of the people in Papua New Guinea.
Provenance: Old Australian Collection Queensland & The Todd Barlin Collection of New Guinea Art
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