I help people buy and sell exceptional Australian Indigenous artworks, all backed with impeccable provenance.
I firmly believe that the finest examples of Australian Indigenous art, ingrained with the rich cultural history, can stand alongside the best artworks in the world.
And with the world once again taking notice, now is a great time to be collecting.
Why work with me?
My business was conceived following many years buying and selling art on both sides of the market, as a collector, dealer and a specialist at leading auction houses.
Over the years it became clear to me that though there are many advantages to trading art through auction, the high cost of auction services - where both buyers and sellers pay a percentage fee per transaction - is not in best interest of the collector.
By handling only the most exceptional artworks available, charging a flat fee with no buyer’s premium, my platform offers an attractive alternative to auction.
I also offer unparalleled experience and expertise, and with greater time and flexibility I am able to offer each client a higher level of individual service.
I find the greatest satisfaction in matching the right client to a specific artwork - having both buyer and seller happy with the end result.
With the return of international interest the Australian Indigenous art market is now enjoying a sustainable resurgence.
If you're on the lookout for something specific, or have an exceptional Australian Indigenous artwork to sell - get in touch.
And be sure to join my complimentary Collector's List where, among many other benefits, you will get an informative and insightful email on the first of each month designed to help you develop a thorough knowledge of the Australian Indigenous Art market.
For over 10 years I ran a successful art brokerage in which I discretely consigned many major works of art to auction and placed significant works into private and institutional collections.
In 2008 I was approached to join the Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art department and in 2010, I assumed the role of Head of Aboriginal Art at Sotheby’s Australia. A highlight of my time with the top-tier auction house was consigning and cataloguing the highly-successful Anthony and Beverly Knight Collection of early Papunya Art in May 2013.
From 2013–2015, I assumed the role of Head of Australian Indigenous Art at Mossgreen Auctions, looking to help establish a viable department in the high-growth company. Mossgreen enjoyed immediate success, claiming leadership in the Australian Indigenous Art marketplace within the department’s first year.
I established D'Lan Davidson - Australian, Indigenous & International Art at the beginning of 2016.