AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART


PATRICK OLOODOODI (TJUNGURRAYI)
born 1943

Wirrilpinya, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. PT0803184 verso
122 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$8,800
 

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SPIDER SNELL (NYILPIRR NGALYAKU)
born 1930

Wallangarri Jiwari, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Mangkaja cat. no. 281/06 verso
120 x 90 cm

PROVENANCE
Mangkaja Arts, Western Australia
Raft Artspace, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Mangkaja Arts certificate.

$2,500
 

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JANUARY NANGUNYARRI
1901–1972

Mimi Spirits, 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus barkbears artist name, date and size inscribed verso
29 x 18 cm; 29 x 17.5 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired in 1961
Private Collection, Victoria 

$2,800
 

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DAVID DOWNS
1925–1995

Untitled, 1987

synthetic polymer and natural earth pigment on canvas
bears artist's name, date and provenance details verso
153 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Duncan Kentish, Western Australia
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

$6,000
 

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KENNY WILLIAMS
born 1950

Yunala, 1988

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. KW880595 verso
162 x 45 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate that reads:
'The painting depicts designs associated with the secret-sacred Tingari site of Yunala, to the south-west of the Kintore Community.
The central design represents a stone at the site.  The roundels at either end show the camps of men who were trying to pull one another back and forth but did not succeed, each group remaining at their own camp. 
Because of the secret nature of the ceremonies associated with this site, no further details was given.'

$9,000
 

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BOXER MILNER
1934–2008

Purkitji, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 22/06 verso
180 x 80 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Western Australia
Utopia Art, Sydney
Private Collection, acquired from the above

$14,000
 

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EUBENA NAMPITJIN
1921–2013

Wati Kutjarra, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvasbears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 151/01 verso
150 x 75 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Western Australia
Utopia Art, Sydney
Private Collection, acquired from the above

$15,000
 

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RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA
born 1943 

Water Dreaming, 1998 

synthetic polymer paint on linen bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. RT980245 verso
91.8 x 61.2 cm 

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 20 July 2009, lot 112
Private Collection, acquired from the above 

$4,800
 

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PATRICK OLOODOODI
born 1943

Rain Dreaming, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. PT9908161 verso
122 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula certificate.

$9,600
 

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JOHNNY MOSQUITO
1922–2004

Kukatja Walmajari, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 878/95 verso
90 x 60 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Cororation, Western Australia
Private Collection
Shapiro Auctioneers, Sydney, 16 June 2003, lot 135
Private Collection Sydney

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$4,800
 

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THOMAS AMAGULA
circa 1926–1989

Mamariga (South East Wind) 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
57 x 42.2 cm

PROVENANCE
Church Missionary Society, Sydney
Private Collection, New Zealand

Sold with a copy of the CMS notes which indicate artist, title and an extensive description of the story.

$2,800
 

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