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Who could have predicted that a shy Pintupi boy from the desert would one day receive the nation’s highest Indigenous art accolade – The Red Ochre Award? The master from Marnpi is the first comprehensive biography of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. This book guides us through a captivating story that focuses on two questions: how are we to understand Namarari and what can we learn from him? His remarkable legacy as an artist is one of many strands in his life’s journey, revealed here for the first time.
"Namarari was one of the pillars of contemporary art practice, both Indigenous and contemporary Australian practice".
Curator, Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000.