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Born about 1932, Long Jack Tjakamarra is a Pintupi Australian Aboriginal painter from the Papunya area of the Northern Territory, and is one of the most senior and one of the most important artists of Papunya involved with the early Aboriginal art movement in 1971, and has painted continuously since then. Long Jack was a foundation member of Papunya Tula Artists Cooperative and in the early 1990s Long Jack was Chairman. He won the Northern Territory Golden Jubilee Art Award in 1983 and Alice Springs Caltex Art Award in 1984. He paints with synthetic polymer on canvas.

In our database, 155 works by Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1994, of which 97 (63%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $231,800 for Untitled (Kalipinypa) sold by Bonhams in July 2020. This year 5 works have been offered for sale. Works by Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 129
  • Johnson, Vivien, Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert-A Biographical Dictionary. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994. Page 165
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.
  • Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra is classified as one of the top Australian Indigenous artists by leading Aboriginal fine art gallery, Cooee Gallery, Sydney.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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