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MAKINTI
circa 1930-2011

Kaakuratintja, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. MN961149 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
John Gordon Gallery, New South Wales
Private Collection, New South Wales

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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NAATA
born 1932

Marrapinti, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0604096 verso
91 x 61 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Paul Johnson Gallery, Darwin
Private Collection, Adelaide

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NINGURA
circa 1938-2013

Palturunya, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN200003157 verso
122 x 91.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
South East Australia

An Early Broad Shield, early-mid nineteenth century

carved hardwood, cane handle and natural earth pigment remnant
bears Spink Collection cat. no. 1933.350 to lower end
89.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Spink Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, United States of America
Isabel and Marshall Mount Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, New South Wales

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
South West Queensland

A Superb Transitional Boomerang, circa 1900

carved hardwood
53.7 cm long

PROVENANCE
Michael Murrin, Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide

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BROOK ANDREW
born 1970

Ignoratia from ‘Kalar Midday’ series, 2004

ilfochrome print, edition of 10
103 x 160 cm

PROVENANCE
Still Gallery, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Murray and Murrumbidgee River region, New South Wales

An Incised Shield, early-mid nineteenth century

carved hardwood
bears Holt Collection cat. no. H521 verso
62.7 cm high

PROVENANCE
Holt Collection, Sydney
Lord McAlpine, United Kingdom
Graham Krake, Melbourne
Private Collection, Adelaide

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Murrumbidgee and Lachlan River region, New South Wales

An Early Narrow Shield, mid nineteenth century

carved hardwood
72.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Fine Tribal Art and Aboriginal Paintings, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 4 December 1994, lot 589
Private Collection, Adelaide

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Lower Murray River, South Australia

A Rare Pair of Stabbing Waddies, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
71 cm; 95 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
Adelaide Antique Auctions, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide

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BUTCHER CHEREL
1920-2009

Untitled, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
bears artists name verso
76 x 50.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
Private collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004, lot 256
The Austcorp Group Limited Art Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 24 November 2009, lot 94
Private Collection, Sydney

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TOMMY MITCHELL
circa 1943-2013

Wakalpuka, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Papulankutja Artists cat. no. 12-266 verso
102 x 51 cm

PROVENANCE
Papulankutja Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Tasmania

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Central Western Australia

An Early Wunda Shield, late nineteenth century

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
83 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom

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MINYAWE MILLER
born circa 1932

Yinta – Big Waterhole, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Martumili Artists cat. no. AM7452/10 verso
183 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Martumili Artists, Western Australia
Art Mob, Tasmania
Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
Private Collection, Brisbane

EXHIBITED
We Don’t Need a Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, 16 November 2012 – 20 January 2013

This painting is sold with a Martmili Artists certificate.

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Port Essington, Northern Territory

A Rare Sword Club, late nineteenth century

carved hardwood, natural earth pigment and bush string
146.2 cm long

PROVENANCE
Jeffrey Fischer, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Port Essington, Northern Territory

A Rare Sword Club, late nineteenth century

carved hardwood, natural earth pigment and bush string
139 cm long

PROVENANCE
Adelaide Antique Auctions, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Port Essington, Northern Territory

A Rare Sword Club, late nineteenth century

carved hardwood, natural earth pigment and bush string
149.5 cm long

PROVENANCE
Reverend Harold Shepherdson - Milingimbi
Mission 1920-1924, Northern Territory
Private Collection
Private Collection, Adelaide

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Larrakia people, Port Darwin, Northern Territory

An Early Basket, early twentieth century

woven pandanus fibre, bush string
and natural earth pigment
39 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Adelaide

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PETER MARALWANGA
1916-1987

Untitled - Two Mimis, 1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
101 x 34 cm

PROVENANCE
Executed in Maningrida region, Northern Territory
Reg Mason, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia

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JOHN MAWURNDJUL
born 1952

Dadbe Dolhmeg, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on eucalyptus bark
bears Maningrida Arts & Culture cat. no. 2089 1999BP verso
80 x 62 cm

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Northern Territory
Annandale Galleries, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with Maningrida Arts & Culture documentation attached verso.

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JOHNNY WARANGULA
circa 1932-2001

Water Dreaming at Kalipimpinpa, 1971

enamel and synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board
bears Stuart Art Centre consignment no. 2 and cat. no. 42 verso
76 x 18.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory in September-October 1971
Geoffrey Bardon, Northern Territory
Stuart Art Centre, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide
Fine Aboriginal and Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 17 June 1996, lot 8
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 26-27 July 2000, lot 108
Private Collection, Tasmania

LITERATURE
Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon, Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, p.162

This painting is sold with an annotated diagram in Geoffrey Bardon’s hand attached verso.

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LONG JACK PHILLIPUS
1932-1993

Women’s Dreaming Ceremony, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board
bears Stuart Art Centre label and consignment number 9030 verso
75.5 x 30 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory
Geoffrey Bardon, Northern Territory
Stuart Art Centre, Northern Territory
Private Collection
Aboriginal and Oceanic Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 24 November 2009, lot 54
Private Collection, Sydney

LITERATURE
Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon, Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, p.375

ILLUSTRATED
Roger Benjamin et all, Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, Cornell University Press, New York, 2009, p.76

This painting is sold with Stuart Art Centre documentation attached verso.

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TIM LEURA
circa 1936–1984

Two Kuniya - Pythons Dreaming, 1973

synthetic polymer paint on carved beanwood
61 cm high

PROVENANCE
Executed in Papunya region, Northern Territory
Private Collection
Australian History, Mossgreen, Melbourne, 11 December 2017, lot 194
Private Collection, Melbourne

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EUBENA
1921-2013

Kunyu Rockhole, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 487/90 verso
99 x 74.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Alan Boxer Collection, Canberra
Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

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WIMMITJI
circa 1925-2000

Untitled, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 27/90 verso
120 x 85.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, 28 June 1999, lot 94
The Thomas Vroom Collection,
The Netherlands
Private Collection, United States of America

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DONKEYMAN LEE
1925-1993

Tjiparri (west of Lake MacKay), 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 207/90 verso
178.5 x 119 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection
Aboriginal and Tribal Art, Sotheby’s, 11 November 1997, lot 160
Private Collection, Melbourn

EXHIBITED
Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16 September – 8 November 2014; Araluen Arts Centre, 21 November 2014 – 22 February 2015, cat. 59

LITERATURE
Jacqueline Healy, Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo, RMIT Gallery Publishing, Melbourne, 2014, p.132, illustrated

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DARBY ROSS
1905-2005

Luwirringki Jukurrpa - Burrowing Skink Dreaming, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlukurlangu Artists cat. no. 114/90 verso
92 x 184 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlukurlangu Artists, Northern Territory
Donald Kahn Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 26 July 2010, lot 119
Private Collection, Tasmania

EXHIBITED
Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, 1991; Carolino Augusteum Museum, Salzburg; The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv; Naprstkovo Museum, Prague and The Museum of Ethnology, Warsaw during 1992-1993
Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 26 July-16 October 1994
Australian Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert - The Donald Kahn Collection, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, 3 December 1994-28 January 1995
Desert Dreaming: Australian Aboriginal Art, Albertina, Vienna, 15 June - 26 August 2007

LITERATURE
Geoffrey Bardon and Vivien Johnson, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Miami: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1991, p.56, cat. no. 25 (iIlus.), p.79
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (ed.), Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1994, cat. no. 25, pp.120-121 (colour illus.).

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NAATA
born 1932

Marrapinti, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0205184 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Daphne Williams, Northern Territory
Rohan Churches, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide

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NAATA
born 1932

Marrapinti, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula cat. no. NN0111121 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Brisbane

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BOXER MILNER
circa 1934-2008

Purkitji, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 323/01 verso
120 x 80 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
La Grange Bay, Western Australia

An Early Shield, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
80.3 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's, Melbourne, 25 July 2005, Lot 284
Private Collection, Sydney

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JACKIE GILES
circa 1940-2010

Tjamu Tjamu, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Kayili Artists cat. no. 08-238 verso
210 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Kayili Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Tasmania

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TIMOTHY COOK
born 1958

Pumpuni Jilamara, 2004

natural earth pigments on canvas
bears Jilamara Arts and Craft cat. no. 887-04 verso
120 x 79.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Jilamara Arts and Craft, Northern Territory
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Jilamara Arts and Craft certificate.

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TIMOTHY COOK
born 1958

Untitled, 2003

natural earth pigments on canvas
bears Jilamara Arts and Craft cat. no. 1651-03 verso
149 x 60 cm

PROVENANCE
Jilamara Arts and Craft, Northern Territory
Palya Art, Darwin
Private Collection, Sydney

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KITTY KANTILLA
circa 1928-2003

Bima, 1980

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood
65 cm high

PROVENANCE
Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne

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ARTISTS UNKNOWN
Kimberley region, Western Australia

A Rare Group of Adornments, circa 1890

grass reed segments, plant fibre string and shells
various sizes

PROVENANCE
Michael Broney, Western Australia, collected in June 1912;
Richard Allen, Western Australia, collected November 1914
Private Collection, Western Australia

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Kimberley region, Western Australia

A Rare Bark Bucket, circa 1890

bark, resin, bush string and natural earth pigments
17.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Black’s Museum, South Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide

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JACK BRITTEN
circa 1925-2002

Untitled, circa 1988

natural earth pigments on canvas
62.5 x 80 cm irregular

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Fine Aboriginal Art, Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, 27 June 2000, lot 155 (incorrectly attributed to Hector Jandany)
Private Collection, Melbourne

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JACK BRITTEN
circa 1925-2002

Bungle Bungle - Bush Tucker Area, 1991

natural earth pigments on canvas
120 x 180 cm

PROVENANCE
Commissioned by Vivien Anderson - Fantome Bay Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Chapman Gallery, Canberra
Private Collection, Tasmania

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