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Painting - Jimmy Pike, Phar Lap, Acrylic, 2000 Image Reg. No: SH 001092

This artefact was painted by renowned artist Jimmy Pike, (c.1940 - 2002), a Walmajarri man who grew up in a semi-nomadic family group in the Great Sandy Desert. Young Jimmy Pike was named after the eponymous jockey of the same name, by a European working in the pastoral industry (he rode Phar Lap for 27 wins.) Born well after Phar Lap's death, Jimmy knew little of the jockey and Phar Lap until recent years when he took an interest in them. He painted this image of Phar lap in 2000, shortly before his death.
Rectangular piece of artist board, with an ancrylic artwork painted on one side.
Description Of Content:
Small rectangular unframed acrylic painting of Phar Lap, in a naive style, against a background of the Kimberley Ranges.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Jimmy Pike, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.20 cm (Width), 22.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: aboriginal art, aboriginal contact, horse racing, recreation, horses, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Jimmy Pike, Artist (circa 1940-2002), Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Written on back: JIMMY PIKE
Format: Painting: Colour
Artist: Mr Jimmy Pike, Western Australia, Australia, 2000
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2000 or later

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