SIGNIFICANT - ANNUAL CATALOGUE 2018


01

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.

SOLD
 

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02

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

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$8,400 AUD
 

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03

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.

$9,600 AUD
 

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04

WARLIMPIRRNGA
born circa 1958

Kanapilya, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. WT0011122 verso
91 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Brisbane

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$18,000 AUD
 

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05

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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06 (LEFT)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
South East Australia

A Fine Womera, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
63.2 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Taylor Dale Tribal Art, United States of America
Private Collection, Adelaide

$7,000 AUD
 

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07 (CENTRE)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
South East Australia

A Rare Womera, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
71.7 cm high

PROVENANCE
William Charlton Hedditch (1884-1970), Hamilton, Victoria
Norma Stutchberry, Victoria, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Adelaide

$5,500 AUD
 

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08 (RIGHT)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
South East Australia

A Figurative Womera, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
74.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Reverend George Cox, Victoria
John Sharp - Sharp Aviation, Victoria
Private Collection, Adelaide

$6,000 AUD
 

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09

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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10

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

HOLD
 

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11

BROOK ANDREW
born 1970

Tina from ‘Kalar Midday’ series, 2003

ilfochrome print, edition of 10
86 x 94 cm

PROVENANCE
Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
Private Collection, Sydney

$7,700 AUD
 

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12 (LEFT)

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

$14,000 AUD
 

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13 (RIGHT)

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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14

EMILY KAME 
1910-1996

Awelye, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears CAAMA cat. no. 16-499 verso
119 x 124 cm

PROVENANCE
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association - CAAMA, Northern Territory
Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne, cat no. AK518
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 61
Private Collection, Melbourne

$72,000 AUD


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15

EMILY KAME
1910-1996

Untitled, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Delmore Gallery cat. no. 91K26 verso
129 x 228 cm

PROVENANCE
Delmore Gallery, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Queensland

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16

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

$10,000 AUD
 

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17

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

$9,600 AUD
 

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18

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

This painting is sold with a Papulankutja Artists certificate.

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19

TOMMY MITCHELL
circa 1943-2013

Nganturn, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 347-07 verso
151 x 76 cm

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Western Australia
Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Warakurna Artists certificate.

$16,000 AUD
 

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20

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

$6,500 AUD
 

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21

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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22 (LEFT)

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

$7,000 AUD
 

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23 (MIDDLE)

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

$4,000 AUD
 

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24 (RIGHT)

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

$5,500 AUD
 

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25

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

$6,000 AUD
 

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26

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

$4,800 AUD
 

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27

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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28

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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29

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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30

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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31

DONKEYMAN LEE
1922-1993

Tingarri – Native Cat Dreaming, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 32/89 verso
120 x 85 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$14,000 AUD
 

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32

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

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$25,000 AUD
 

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33

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

SOLD
 

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34

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

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate and gallery documentation.

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