Paintings

Red Desert Dreamings Gallery concentrates principally on works by artists from the red desert area of Central Australia, and strives to describe the lives of the artists and tell the stories that they share through their art. There is a wide range of affordable and highly collectible works available.

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Lungun - Devil Spirit (NM4009)

Paddy Bedford

Lungun - Devil Spirit (NM4009)
70 x 60cm
$48,000.00




Paddy Bedford grew up in Bedford Downs. Paddy combined his stock work with his development of the knowledge of the law of his land. As a senior law man Paddy had been involved with painting in ceremony his whole life. His work combines traditional Dreaming and stock-camp stories, and is breathtaking for it's simplistic stark compositions. A glorious example of contemporary Aboriginal art. This is reflected by his involvement in important exhibitions at the Ian Potter Gallery at the University of Melbourne, the Art Gallery of NSW, a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary art in Sydney and the presences of his work at the national Gallery of Australia. Paddy and several other very important Aboriginal artists were invited to paint a portion of the Musee du Quai Branley in Paris, a beautiful building made more so by its incredible decoration. Sadly, Paddy passed away in 2007.


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