Fine Australian Bark Paintings-2020
Burrunday (c.1914 - deceased)
morning star pole, figure, totems, circa 1964
natural earth pigments on bark
inscribed to the reverse Bunandal,
80cm high, 50cm wide.
Provenance: The Eudald Serra Collection
The Spanish sculptor Eudald Serra (1911-2002) met Augusto Panyella (1921-1999), director of the Ethnology Museum of Barcelona and chemist/businessman and Alberto Folch (1892-1984) in the 1940’s and it was through this association that his interest in Indigenous arts was formed.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Serra, Folch and Panyella travelled widely searching out rare artefacts for the Ethnology Museum of Barcelona and for their own private collections.
Folch and Serra took two trips to Australia when Serra collected a number of bark paintings, including this significant work.