NEW WORKS – SEPTEMBER


AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART


An Early Transitional Broad Shield
late nineteenth century

New South Wales

carved wood
74 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

$14,000
 

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An Early Parrying Shield
nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood and earth pigments
93 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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An Early and Incised Club
mid nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
56 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Melbourne

SOLD
 

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A Pair of Fine Spearthrowers (womera)
mid nineteenth century

King George Sound Region, Western Australia

carved hardwood, rein and kangaroo-gut binding
65 cm; 52.5 cm long (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Queensland

$2,200
 

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A Bulbous Headed Club
nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
64.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Adelaide

$1,800
 

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A Bulbous Headed Club
nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
61 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

$1,800
 

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A Gulmari Shield
nineteenth century

South West Queensland

carved wood, natural earth pigments and traces of reckitts blue
44 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United States of America, collected in the 1940s
Private Collection, United States of America, by descent from above
Private Collection, New South Wales

$5,500


 

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An Early Painted Basket
early twentieth century

Milingimbi Region, Northern Territory

woven pandanus fibre and trade paint
25 cm high

PROVENANCE
Paul Lewis, Queensland
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$3,500
 

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A Carved Shell (lonka lonka)
mid twentieth century

Western Australia

carved pearl shell and natural earth pigments
18.5 cm high (shell only)

PROVENANCE
Michael Hamson, United States of America
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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Two Painted Baskets
mid twentieth century

Northern Territory

woven pandanus fibre and natural earth pigments
41 cm; 28 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Private Collection, Queensland

$1,400
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Warrabri Region, Northern Territory

Coolamon and Shield, circa 1940s

carved wood and synthetic polymer paint
76 cm; 66 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
Bernadette Pash, Northern Territory, collected in 1956
Private Collection, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above

Bernadette Pash taught at the Warrabri Sttelement mission school from 1954 to 1956. The artefacts were presented to her by the head man of the Warumungu when she left the mission.

$6,000
 

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NARRITJIN MAYMURU
1922-1982

Mokuy, circa 1965

natural earth pigments on carved wood
69.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
Aboriginal & Oceanic Art, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 15 November 2005, Lot 143
Private Collection, Queensland

$6,500
 

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BOBBY BARRDJARAY
1915-1992

Ngarl-Gidj-Gidj (Mimi steals a young wife), 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears artists name and story details inscribed verso
26.5 x 49 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

SOLD
 

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DJANBARDI
1925-1994

Untitled (Wandurrk Spirit), 1970

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
70 x 27 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Lawson’s auction, Sydney, 1990
Private Collection, New South Wales

$1,800

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DJANBARDI

1925-1994
Lorrkon (Wandurrk Spirit Figures and Waterholes), 1970

natural earth pigments on hollow log
176 cm high

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts and Crafts, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Queensland

This hollow log is sold with original Maningrida Arts and Crafts documentation.

SOLD
 

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LOFTY NABARDAYAL
1926-2009

Untitled (Two Mimis), 1970s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
74 x 29 cm

PROVENANCE
Painted at Gunwinggu, Oenpelli
Private Collection, Western Australia

This painting is sold with extensive documentation verso.

SOLD

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Yirrkala, Northern Territory

Mokuy (Raintime Dance Spirit), 1964

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
53 cm high

PROVENANCE
Australia House, London
The Commonweath Institute, United Kingdom, on loan from the above in 1965
Private Collection, United Kingdom, acquired by deaccession from the above
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

$1,500

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PADDY HENRY
circa 1925–1999

Untitled (Figure), 1970s

carved ironwood and natural earth pigments
81.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Executed on Bathurst or Melville Island, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia

SOLD
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Pintupi

Untitled (shield), 1970s

carved wood, trade paint and natural earth pigments
70.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Tribalmania, United States of America
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$2,000
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Pintupi Region, Northern Territory

Water Dreaming, 1971

synthetic polymer paint on composition particle board
43 x 57.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Ian and Merl Burne, Alice Springs, collected between 1969-1971
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

This painting was collected by Ian and Merl on their first trip to Alice Springs in 1969-1971. Ian worked as a plumber in the region on various occasions between 1969 and 1975.

$3,500

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JOHNNY WARANGKULA
1932-2001

Wild Potato, 1974

synthetic polymer paint on artist canvas board
50.5 x 25 cm

PROVENANCE
Ian and Merl Burne, Alice Springs, collected between 1973-1975
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

This painting was collected by Ian and Merl on their second trip to Alice Springs in 1973-1975. Ian worked as a plumber in the region on various occasions between 1969 and 1975.

SOLD

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LIMPI PUTUNGKA
1930-1985

Home (with boomerangs and spears), 1974

synthetic polymer paint on artist canvas board
bears artist name and brief description verso
61 x 45.2 cm

PROVENANCE
Ian and Merl Burne, Alice Springs, collected between 1973-1975
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

This painting was collected by Ian and Merl on their second trip to Alice Springs in 1973-1975. Ian worked as a plumber in the region on various occasions between 1969 and 1975.

SOLD

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OLD MICK WALLANGKARRI
1914-1996

Honey Ant Dreaming, 1974

synthetic polymer paint on artist paper board
75 x 54.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Ian and Merl Burne, Alice Springs, collected between 1973-1975
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

This painting was collected by Ian and Merl on their second trip to Alice Springs in 1973-1975. Ian worked as a plumber in the region on various occasions between 1969 and 1975.

SOLD
 

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ESTHER GILES
born 1948

Tallilli, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Kayili Artists cat. no. 06-118 verso
76 x 50 cm

PROVENANCE
Kayili Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Northern Territory

$1,200
 

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EILEEN STEVENS
1930-2008

Piltarti Tjukurpa, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Tjungu Palya cat. no. 6269 verso
120 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Tjungu Palya, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Northern Territory

$5,500
 

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TIGER PALPATJA
1920-2014

Wanampi Creation Story, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Tjala Arts cat. no. 459-07 verso
152 x 101 cm

PROVENANCE
Tjala Arts, South Australia
Framed, Darwin
Private Collection, Northern Territory

$5,500
 

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WARKARTU CORY SURPRISE
1929-2011

Muntajarra Worla, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Mankaja Artists cat. no. 57/07 verso
60 x 30 cm

PROVENANCE
Mankaja Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Northern Territory

SOLD
 

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KANTJUPAYI BENSON
born circa 1933

Wati Kutjarra, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 247-08 verso
102 x 38 cm

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Northern Territory

SOLD
 

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BEN HOLLAND
born

Tingari, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 55-11 verso
76 x 38 cm

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Northern Territory
Rafte Artspace, Alice Springs
Private Collection, Northern Territory

SOLD
 

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JUDY WATSON
born 1959

Aged Receivables (7 and 3), 2005

synthetic polymer paint and ink on canvas
bears artist name, title and medium verso
25.5 x 20 cm; 25.5 x 20 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$1,200
 

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GORDON BENNETT
1955-2014

Christmas #1, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears artist signature, title and medium verso
25.5 x 20 cm

PROVENANCE
Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$2,200
 

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TONY ALBERT
born 1981

Untitled, 2009

mixed media and synthetic polymer paint on card
bears artist name and date verso
19 x 16 cm

PROVENANCE
Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$1,200

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OCEANIC ART


A Superb and Early Stone-Carved Drum
likely nineteenth century

Papuan Gulf Region, New Guinea

carved wood, cane binding and lizard skin
bears old cat. no. 14693 inscribed on side
76 cm long

PROVENANCE
An Early Private Collection, Germany
Michael Kuntz, United States of America
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$5,500

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An Early Carved Figure
circa 1900

Buka or Bougainville Region, Solomon Islands

carved wood and pigment
51 cm high

PROVENANCE
Arthur Palmer, Queensland
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$4,500
 

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A Transitional Flute
early-mid twentieth century

Maori People, New Zealand

carved wood, binding and paua shells
50.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Germany
Private Collection, Queensland

$1,800
 

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An Early Paddle
nineteenth century

Buka or Bougainville Region, Solomon Islands

carved wood and pigment
160 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Brisbane
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$2,200

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