Man in the Desert - Jimmy Pike
Man in the Desert - Jimmy Pike

Man in the Desert - Jimmy Pike

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Signed screen print framed, from an edition of 99

510 mm x 580 mm

Jimmy Pike,(c.1940-2002) Australian Aboriginal Artist, born Kurnti Kujarra,grew up as a hunter gatherer,east of Japingka, in the Great Sandy Desert. He eventually joined relatives at the station camp and worked as a stockman. He was named Jimmy Pike, after Phar Lap's jockey, by a cattle station manager.

Pike learned to use western art materials while in Fremantle Prison. Even before he was released from prison his work was exhibited in major Australian galleries.

In 1989 Pike was featured in a documentary The Quest of Jimmy Pike.[4]

Before his death in 2002, Pike had exhibitions in United Kingdom, Philippines,Namibia and Italy, and at the National Gallery of China, in Beijing.

Pike's description of Man in the Desert, "That's sandhill country. The man is Latrralarrakarraji. He's like a witch doctor. They can cripple you. He's a magic man like Murungkurr. Sometimes he turns into a baby, a human baby".