NEW WORKS – JUNE


STANISLAUS
1906–1987

Kangaroo, 1970

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood
54 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

$9,600
 

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An Impressive Collection of Clubs
nineteenth century 

Queensland

carved hardwood, hob-nails and pigment
64 cm; 66 cm; 69 cm; 7 1 cm; 79 cm; 71 cm; 70 cm; 61 cm; 63 cm high (8) 

PROVENANCE

Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, acquired from the above 

$22,000
 

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An Early Rainforest Shield
nineteenth century

Innisfail, Northeast Queensland

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
99cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Innisfail, Queensland
John Logan, Queensland, by descent from the above in 1960
Private Collection, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Groote Eylandt

Untitled (Turtle), circa 1948

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
44 x 30 cm

PROVENANCE
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
Private Collection, acquired from the above

$4,000
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Groote Eylandt

Untitled, circa 1948

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
38.2 x 47.8 cm

PROVENANCE
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
Private Collection, acquired from the above

$6,000
 

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KITTY KANTILLA
1928–2003

Fire, Rain, 2001

natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linenbears artist name,
title and Jilamara cat. no. 49-01 verso
77.5 x 74.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory
Aboriginal & Pacific Arts, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney,acquired from the above in 2001

SOLD
 

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TJUMPO
1929–2007

Wilkinkarr, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Warlayirti cat. no. 397/06 verso
180 x 120 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Melbourne

$28,000

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

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PADDY BEDFORD
1922–2007

Saddlers Jump Up, 2005

natural earth pigment with synthetic binder on linenbears Jirawun Arts cat. No. PB 8- 2005-236 verso
122 x 135 cm

PROVENANCE
Jirrawun Arts, Western Australia
The Paddy Bedford Estate

HOLD
 

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An Important Sword Club
eighteenth century

Sydney Region, New South Wales

carved hardwood
88 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Sydney

SOLD
 

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A Fine and Early Broad Shield
early nineteenth century 

South East Australia

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
96 cm high 

PROVENANCE
The Stan Gill Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, United Kingdom, by descent from the above
Collectors Items, Michael J Bowman, Devon, 21 March 2015, lot 211
Marc Pinto, Western Australia
Private Collection, acquired from the above 

SOLD

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An Early Club
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
64 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Sydney 

$3,600
 

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A Large Club
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
67 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Tribalmania, United States of America
Private Collection, Sydney 

HOLD
 

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A Leangle Club
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
72 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Sydney 

SOLD

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A Rare Shovel
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
72 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 20 July 2009, lot 14
Private Collection, Sydney 

$11,000
 

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TOMMY MCRAE
1836–1901

Returning from the Chase, circa 1890

ink and pencil on paperbears title in pencil lower left
24 x 35 cm

PROVENANCE
George McMahon, New South Wales
Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 24 July 2007,
lot 3, illustrated Private Collection, Melbourne
Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne,
28 May 2013, lot 56
Private Collection, acquired from the above

HOLD
 

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JIMMY MIDJAWMIDJAW
1897–c.1985

Female Sorcery Figure, circa 1958 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
101.6 x 60.9 cm

PROVENANCE
Naomi Lindstrom, United States of America
The Naomi Lindstrom Collection; Featuring Rare Worlwide Beads and Multicultural Art, Michaan’s Auctions, Alemeda, 7 March 2016, lot 4169
Private Collection, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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SHORTY LUNGKATA 1920–1987

Snake Dreaming at Lampintjanya, 1972

synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on composition board
64 x 44cm

PROVENANCE
Geoffrey Bardon, Northern Territory
Consigned to the Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs
Tim Guthrie, Melbourne
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 22
Private Collection, Sydney
Greer Adams Fine Art, Sydney
Private Collection, acquired from the above

EXHIBITED
Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 30 September 2011 – 12 February 2012
Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 9 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

LITERATURE
Sotheby’s Australia, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 30 June 1997, p.24 (illus)
Geoffrey Bardon, and James Bardon, Papunya, A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2004, p.344 (illus)
Roger Benjamin et al, Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, New York: Cornell University Press, 2009, p.58, fig.9 (illus)
Judith Ryan, Philip Batty et al, Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2011, p.234 (illus), p.304
Judith Ryan, Philip Batty et al, Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, 2012 Aux Sources de la Peinture: Aborigene, Beaux Arts editions, Paris, 2012

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LONG JACK PHILLIPUS
born circa 1932

Water Dreaming in the Cliffs, 1972

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
46 X 41cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory (circa late 1972)
Margaret Carnegie Collection, Victoria
Museum Art International, South Australia
The John Kluge Collection, United States of America (1993)
Private Collection, United States of America

LITERATURE
Geoffrey and James Bardon, Papunya: A Place Made After the Story: The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, p. 448 

EXHIBITED
This work is currently on loan to: Streets of Papunya: The reinvention of Papunya painting, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 6 May – 11 June 

SOLD
 

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WIMMITJI
1925–2000

Kurra, Near the Canning Stock Route, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvasbears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 573/89 verso
120 x 85 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art, Sydney
The Sam Barry Collection, Brisbane
Fine Aboriginal and Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 17 June 1996, lot 161
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Aboriginal Art – Thomas Vroom Collection, Sotheby’s, London, 10 June 2015, lot 69
Private Collection, acquired from the above

EXHIBITED
Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, October 1990. Kleur Bekennen/Show your Colours, AAMU, Utrecht, 23 April 2009 – 7 September 2009
Aboriginal Art Today!, AAMU, Utrecht, 21 April 2010 – November 2010

LITERATURE
Georges Petitjean, Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The AAMU and Dutch Collections, Uitgeverij Snoeck, The Netherlands, 2010, p.52 (illus)

This work is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate .

$44,000
 

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EMILY
1910–1996

Endunga, 1990 

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Delmore Gallery cat. no. D131 verso
151 x 120 cm

PROVENANCE
Delmore Gallery, Northern Territory
Coventry Gallery, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney,acquired from theabove in 1990

EXHIBITED
Emily Kngwarreye, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, 8 May – 2 June 1990

This painting is sold with a copy of the Coventry invitation (illustrated cover) and Delmore documentation.

SOLD
 

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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
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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PATRICK OLOODOODI
born 1943

Ngarru (West of Jupiter Well), 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. PT0803074 verso
122 x 153 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Private Collection, Melbourne 

$20,000
 

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A Ceremonial Boomerang
circa 1900 

Central Western Australia

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments bears Holt cat. no. H911
58.2 cm high 

PROVENANCE
The Holt Collection, Sydney
Bill Evans, Sydney
Private Collection, acquired from the above 

SOLD
 

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RONNIE
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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DICK NGULEINGULEI
1920–1988

Mimi Killing Crocodile, 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark bears artist name, title and cat. no. C716 on Oenpelli CMS label verso
58 x 33 cm

PROVENANCE
Oenpelli Church Missionary Society, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above in 1965

SOLD
 

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ANCHOR KULUNBA
circa 1917–1996

Fish Trap

cane and twine
143 cm high

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Sydney

This work is sold with a Maningrida Arts & Crafts label.

SOLD

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Groote Eylandt

South East Wind; West Wind, 1962

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark bears titles, dates and cat. nos. #207 and #208 verso
29 x 17.5 cm; 29.8 x 18 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Fred Rose, Canberra, acquired in 1962
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Victoria

$3,000
 

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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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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Western Arnhem Land

Namarrkon, 1950s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus barkbears cat. no. 116 verso
31.5 x 27.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired in 1965
Private Collection, Victoria 

SOLD
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Groote Eylandt

Untitled, circa 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark bears Angurugu CMS label verso
44.5 x 29.5 cm 

PROVENANCE
Angurugu Church Missionary Society, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above in 1965

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DAVID MALANGI
1927–1999 

Gurrmirringu the Mighty Hunter, 1967 

natural earth pigments of eucalyptus bark bears artist’s name, region and description on Milingimbi Methodist Mission label verso
108.5 x 52 cm 

PROVENANCE
Milingimbi Methodist Mission, Northern Territory
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
The Clive Evatt Collection, Sydney
The Evatt Collection of Aboriginal Bark Paintings and Sculpture, Bonhams, Sydney, 24 November 2013, lot 12
Private Collection, acquired from the above 

$18,000
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Maningrida Region 

Diver Bird, 1970 

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on carved wood
92 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired in 1970
Private Collection, Victoria 

$5,000
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Rose River Region 

Stingrays, 1971 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark bears date, title and cat. no. #218 inscribed verso
112 x 53 cm 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired in the Rose River region in 1971
Private Collection, Victoria 

$11,000
 

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Three Dancing Sticks
mid twentieth century 

Eastern Arnhem Land

natural earth pigments, spinifex resin, wood and emu feathers
48 cm; 64 cm; 67 cm high (3) 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired in 1962
Private Collection, Victoria

These are scarce, handheld dancing sticks from the Yirrkala region in Eastern Arnhem Land. 

SOLD
 

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LILY KARADADA
born 1937 

Wandjina Figures, 1990 

natural earth pigments and bush gum on canvas bears Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. nos. AP3403 and S-2822 verso
100 x 80 cm 

PROVENANCE
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra
Private Collection, Melbourne 

$6,600
 

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EMILY
1910–1996

Untitled, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvasbears Delmore Gallery cat. no. OH20 verso
121.5 x 90 cm

PROVENANCE
Delmore Gallery, Northern Territory
Coventry Gallery, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1990

EXHIBITED
Emily Kngwarreye, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, 8 May – 2 June 1990

$24,000
 

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DICKIE MINYINTIRI
born circa 1915

Wati Wiilu-Ku Inma Tjukurpa, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvasbears Ernabella Arts cat. no. DM1712-07 verso
122 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Ernabella Arts, South Australia
Marshall Arts, South Australia
Private Collection, Sydney 

This painting is sold with gallery documentation.

$14,000
 

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A Fishing Boomerang
nineteenth century 

Broome Region 

carved hardwood
48 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Sydney, 29 July 2003, lot 428
Private Collection, Sydney 

$6,000
 

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A Large Shield
mid twentieth century 

Western Australia 

carved wood and natural earth pigments
94 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne 

$8,000
 

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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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NAATA
born 1932

Unkunya, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0603187 verso
122 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Tony Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula certificate.

$12,500
 

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KATUNGKA
born 1950

Untitled, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linenbears Ikuntji Arts cat. no. IK03KN27 verso
101 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Ikuntji Arts, Northern Territory
Palya Art, Melbourne
Private Collection, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with gallery documentation.

$2,500
 

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ELIZABETH NYUMI
born 1947

Parwalla, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvasbears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 46/01 verso
120 x 80 cm

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

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$6,000
 

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Three Carved Boomerangs
nineteenth century 

South West Queensland

carved hardwood
67.3 cm; 65.8 cm; 77.6 cm long (3) 

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A Boomerang and Club
early-mid nineteenth century 

Darling River Region, New South Wales

carved hardwood and red sealant wax
59 cm high; 78.2 cm (2) 

$3,000
 

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A Large and Early Club (lil-lil)
early-mid nineteenth century 

South East Australia

carved hardwood 

bears early collection label with cat. no 96 and ‘Victoria, Australia’ inscribed and Holt Collection cat. no. H37 verso
80 cm high 

$4,800
 

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A Fine Club
late nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
71.5 cm high 

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NERRY KEME
born 1975

Butotue & Savandegirane, 2006

natural plant dyes and ash on bark clothbears Omie Artists cat. no. OM91 verso
220 x 112 cm

PROVENANCE
Omie Artists, Papua New Guinea
Annandale Galleries, Sydney
Private Collection, acquired from the above

This work is sold with a Omie Artists certificate and gallery documentation.

$12,000
 

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