SIGNIFICANT - ANNUAL CATALOGUE 2018



35

DARBY ROSS
1905-2005

Pamapardu Jukurrpa - Flying Ant Dreaming, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlukurlangu Artists cat. no. 114/90 verso
184 x 92 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlukurlangu Artists, Northern Territory
Donald Kahn Collection, United States of America
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 26 July 2010, lot 119
Private Collection, Tasmania

EXHIBITED
Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, 1991; Carolino Augusteum Museum, Salzburg; The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv; Naprstkovo Museum, Prague and The Museum of Ethnology, Warsaw during 1992-1993
Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 26 July-16 October 1994
Australian Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert - The Donald Kahn Collection, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, 3 December 1994-28 January 1995
Desert Dreaming: Australian Aboriginal Art, Albertina, Vienna, 15 June - 26 August 2007

LITERATURE
Geoffrey Bardon and Vivien Johnson, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Miami: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1991, p.56, cat. no. 25 (iIlus.), p.79
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (ed.), Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1994, cat. no. 25, pp.120-121 (colour illus.).

This painting is sold with a Warlukurlangu Artists certificate.

$25,000 AUD
 

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36

DARBY ROSS
1905-2005

Luwirringki Jukurrpa - Burrowing Skink Dreaming, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlukurlangu Artists cat. no. 114/90 verso
92 x 184 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlukurlangu Artists, Northern Territory
Donald Kahn Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 26 July 2010, lot 119
Private Collection, Tasmania

EXHIBITED
Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, 1991; Carolino Augusteum Museum, Salzburg; The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv; Naprstkovo Museum, Prague and The Museum of Ethnology, Warsaw during 1992-1993
Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 26 July-16 October 1994
Australian Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert - The Donald Kahn Collection, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, 3 December 1994-28 January 1995
Desert Dreaming: Australian Aboriginal Art, Albertina, Vienna, 15 June - 26 August 2007

LITERATURE
Geoffrey Bardon and Vivien Johnson, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, Miami: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1991, p.56, cat. no. 25 (iIlus.), p.79
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (ed.), Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert, The Donald Kahn Collection, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1994, cat. no. 25, pp.120-121 (colour illus.).

This painting is sold with a Warlukurlangu Artists certificate.

SOLD
 

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37

MICK NAMARARI
circa 1926-1998

Mouse Dreaming, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warumpi Arts cat. no. to MN496085 verso
155 x 92 cm

PROVENANCE
Warumpi Arts, Northern Territory
Kimberley Art, Melbourne
Private Collection, Tasmania

$35,000 AUD
 

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38

WARLIMPIRRNGA
born circa 1958

Karrinyarra - Snake Dreaming, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. WT9905129 verso
122 x 61 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$12,000 AUD
 

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39

NINGURA
circa 1938-2013

Ngaminya, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0302168 verso
152 x 121 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.

$15,000 AUD
 

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40

MAKINTI
circa 1930-2011

Lupulnga, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. MN0207131 verso
137 x 121 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Gallery Gabrille Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$28,000 AUD
 

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41

NAATA
born 1932

Marrapinti, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0205184 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Daphne Williams, Northern Territory
Rohan Churches, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

SOLD
 

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42

NAATA
born 1932

Marrapinti, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula cat. no. NN0111121 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Brisbane

SOLD
 

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43

JOSEPH JURRA
born circa 1950

Ngatjapirritji, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. JJ0806173 verso
183 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

$37,000 AUD
 

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44

ELIZABETH NYUMI
born 1947

Parwalla, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 1143/04 verso
180 x 80 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$8,000 AUD
 

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45

EUBENA
1921-2013

Wati Kutjarra, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bear Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 490/04 verso
150.5 x 75 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$18,000 AUD


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46

BOXER MILNER
circa 1934-2008

Purkitji, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 323/01 verso
120 x 80 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

SOLD
 

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47

ARTIST UNKNOWN
La Grange Bay, Western Australia

An Early Shield, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
80.3 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's, Melbourne, 25 July 2005, Lot 284
Private Collection, Sydney

SOLD
 

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48

JACKIE GILES
circa 1940-2010

Tjamu Tjamu, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Kayili Artists cat. no. 08-238 verso
210 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Kayili Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Tasmania

This painting is sold with a Kayili Artists certificate.

SOLD
 

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49

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

An Early and Rare Ceremonial Adornment, late nineteenth century

abrus seeds, spinifex resin and human hair string
62 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Tribal Art and Antiques, Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 21 February 2018, lot 659
Private Collection, Melbourne

$4,500 AUD
 

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50 (LEFT)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

A Superb Ceremonial Club, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
71.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Adelaide Antique Auctions, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide

$5,000 AUD
 

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51 (RIGHT)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Two Early Clubs, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
44.8 cm; 42.6 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
McCanns Auctions, Melbourne;
Mary Macha, Perth
Private Collection, Adelaide

$4,000 AUD
 

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52

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

A Ceremonial Hairpin, mid twentieth century

cockatoo feathers, plant fibre twine, spinifex resin and natural earth pigments
31 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Adelaide
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne

$1,800 AUD
 

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53

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Untitled - Janus Figure, circa 1970

natural earth pigments on ironwood
126 cm high

PROVENANCE
Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory
Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
Private Collection, Melbourne

$15,000 AUD
 

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54

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Two Ceremonial Armbands, early twentieth century

feathers, plant fibre twine, resin, and natural earth pigments
20 cm diameter (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland

$3,500 AUD
 

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55

TIMOTHY COOK
born 1958

Pumpuni Jilamara, 2004

natural earth pigments on canvas
bears Jilamara Arts and Craft cat. no. 887-04 verso
120 x 79.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Jilamara Arts and Craft, Northern Territory
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Jilamara Arts and Craft certificate.

SOLD
 

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56

TIMOTHY COOK
born 1958

Untitled, 2003

natural earth pigments on canvas
bears Jilamara Arts and Craft cat. no. 1651-03 verso
149 x 60 cm

PROVENANCE
Jilamara Arts and Craft, Northern Territory
Palya Art, Darwin
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with gallery documentation.

SOLD
 

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57

KITTY KANTILLA
circa 1928-2003

Bima, 1980

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood
65 cm high

PROVENANCE
Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne

SOLD
 

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58

ARTISTS UNKNOWN
Kimberley region, Western Australia

A Rare Group of Adornments, circa 1890

grass reed segments, plant fibre string and shells
various sizes

PROVENANCE
Michael Broney, Western Australia, collected in June 1912;
Richard Allen, Western Australia, collected November 1914
Private Collection, Western Australia

SOLD
 

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59

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Kimberley region, Western Australia

A Rare Bark Bucket, circa 1890

bark, resin, bush string and natural earth pigments
17.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Black’s Museum, South Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide

SOLD
 

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ARTIST UNKNOWN
Western Australia

A Fine and Early Womera, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
53 cm high

PROVENANCE
Bill Evans, Sydney
Private Collection, Adelaide

$3,500 AUD
 

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61 (RIGHT)

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Western Australia

A Fine Womera, nineteenth century

carved hardwood
63.4 cm high

PROVENANCE
Black’s Museum, South Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide

$2,500 AUD
 

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62

JACK BRITTEN
circa 1925-2002

Untitled, circa 1988

natural earth pigments on canvas
62.5 x 80 cm irregular

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Fine Aboriginal Art, Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, 27 June 2000, lot 155 (incorrectly attributed to Hector Jandany)
Private Collection, Melbourne

SOLD
 

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63

JACK BRITTEN
circa 1925-2002

Bungle Bungle - Bush Tucker Area, 1991

natural earth pigments on canvas
120 x 180 cm

PROVENANCE
Commissioned by Vivien Anderson - Fantome Bay Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Chapman Gallery, Canberra
Private Collection, Tasmania

SOLD
 

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64

JAN BILLYCAN
circa 1930-2016

Untitled, 2009

synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on composition board
bears Short Street Gallery cat. no. 26635 verso
90 x 60 cm

PROVENANCE
Short Street Gallery, Western Australia
Private Collection, Tasmania

$5,500 AUD
 

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65

JAN BILLYCAN
circa 1930-2016

Untitled, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Short St Gallery cat. no. 3164 verso
136.5 x 66 cm

PROVENANCE
Short St Gallery, Western Australia
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with gallery documentation.

$12,000 AUD
 

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