NEW WORKS – BARK & IRONWOOD


YIRAWALA
1903-1976

Bew Bew (the Lecherous Giant), 1968

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
122 x 50 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Croker Island, Northern Territory
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory, collected in 1968
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981

FILMOGRAPHY
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Yirawala: Picasso of Arnhem Land, Morning Star Productions, Sydney, 1982

POA
 

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CURLY BARDAGADAPU
circa 1924–1987

Untitled, 1970s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 189 verso
71 x 51 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Maningrida region, Northern Territory
Private Collection, New South Wales
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981

$3,600
 

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DAVID MALANGI
1927–1999

Djikarra (Salmon Catfish), 1980s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 5YSS2891 verso
113 x 31 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Milingimbi region, Northern Territory
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Corporate Collection, Sydney
Charles Nodrum, Melbourne

$6,000
 

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LARRTJANGA GANAMBARR
1932–2000

Sacred Goannas and Djuda Trees, circa 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears Dorothy Bennett cat. no. 25 verso
86.5 x 38 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Yirrkala region, Northern Territory
Dorothy Bennett, Northern Territory, collected in 1960
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 9 July 2001, lot 341
Charles Nodrum, Melbourne

$3,000
 

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MANUWA
1917–1979

Gupapayou Country, 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 81 verso
110 x 54.3 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Milingimbi region, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

$4,800
 

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JACK MADAGARLGARL
circa 1930–2000

Two Female Spirit Figures, circa 1970

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
91.5 x 52.5

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Oenpelli region, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

$4,800    
 

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ANCHOR BARRBUWA
1924–1977

Dreamtime Person and Frog, 1969

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
67 x 40 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Oenpelli region, Northern Territory
Church Missionary Society, Oenpelli
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne

$6,000    

This painting bears descriptive notes verso that read: 
‘Dreamtime Person with Frog, by Anchor of Oenpelli’.   
 

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MANGURINYIN
born 1927

Untitled (Mortuary Ceremony), 1971

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. nos. 76 and 77 verso
124.2 x 56 cm; 92 x 62 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Painted at Croker Island, Northern Territory
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory, collected in 1971
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981

$12,000
 

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DICK NGULEINGULEI
1920–1988

The Big White Barramundi, circa 1980

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 5.4537 verso
48 x 105 cm

PROVENANCE

Painted in the Oenpelli region, Northern Territory
Corporate Collection, Sydney
Charles Nodrum, Melbourne

$6,500
 

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BILINYARA NABEGEYO
born circa 1920

Untitled (Turtle), 1983

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
61 x 29 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Oenpelli region, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Sydney
Private Collection, Melbourne

$2,200
 

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BOB BALIRR BALIRR
circa 1905–1977

Mimihs Dancing, 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 22-78.26A verso
33 x 52 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted in the Oenpelli region, Northern Territory
Russel Loell Hovitz, United States of America
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Graham Cornall Antiques, Melbourne
Private Collection, Victoria
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 31 July 2006, lot 37
Private Collection, New South Wales
Charles Nodrum, Melbourne

$1,800
 

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