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Exhibition until 15 June 2019
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NAATA
Nungurrayi, born circa 1932

Marrapinti, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0401013 verso
122 x 122 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Tony Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide
Private Collection, Tasmania

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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MAKINTI
Napananka, circa 1930-2011

Kungka Kutjarra – two women, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. MN0011152 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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MAKINTI
Napananka, circa 1930-2011

Kungka Kutjarra – two women, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. MN0011168 verso
91 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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KIM WEST
Napurrula, born circa 1960

Marrapinti, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. KN0601188 verso
122 x 153 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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NAATA
Nungurrayi, born circa 1932

Marrapinti, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. NN0105155 verso
91 x 153 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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DOREEN REID
Nakamarra, circa 1955-2009

Marrapinti, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. DR0508073 verso
122 x 61 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Northern Territory

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DONKEYMAN LEE
Tjupurrula, 1925-1993

Wadi Kujarra – Wallaby Dreaming, 1992

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 447/92 verso
150 x 75 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
The Hunter Collection, Sydney
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 26 June 2000, lot 115
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

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ELIZABETH NYUMI
Nungurrayi, born 1947

Parwalla, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 941/05 verso
150 x 100 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Art Mob, Tasmania
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

$12,000 AUD
 

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SUNFLY
Tjampitjin, circa 1916-1996

The Kingfisher Ancestral Spirit’s Travels in the Artist’s Country, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 482/90 verso
119.5 x 84.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art, Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne,
18 May 2011, lot 6
Private Collection, Tasmania

EXHIBITED
Innovation and Tradition: an exhibition of recent paintings by Warlayirti Artists from Balgo Hills, WA, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, November 1990 (label attached verso)
Cross Roads - Towards a New Reality: Aboriginal Art from Australia, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 22 September - 8 November 1992; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 17 November - 20 December 1992, cat. 75

LITERATURE
Uchiyama, T. (ed.), Cross Roads - Towards a New Reality: Aboriginal Art from Australia, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1992, p. 107, illustrated

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

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BILL WHISKEY
Tjapaltjarri, circa 1920-2008

Rockholes near the Olgas, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Watiyawanu Artists cat. no. 77-07-376 verso
182 x 244 cm

PROVENANCE
Watiyawanu Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

EXHIBITED
Masterpieces from the Western Desert, curated by Ken McGregor, Peta O’Brien Contemporary Art, COSA, London, 2008 Contemporary Art, COSA, London, 2008

LITERATURE
Jenny Zimmer, Ken McGregor, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - Mini Art Series, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2009, pp.94-95, illustrated

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NGOIA POLLARD
Napaltjarri, born circa 1948

Swamp Near Nyrupi, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Watiyawanu cat. no. 05-0288 verso
208 x 297 cm

PROVENANCE
Watiyawanu Artists, Northern Territory
Neil Murphy Indigenous Art, Sydney
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with gallery documentation.

$30,000 AUD
 

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JOHN MAWURNDJUL
born 1952

Yawkyawk, 1990

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears Maningrida Arts & Culture cat. no. MAW 177 verso
164 x 84 cm

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Northern Territory
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Sydney

EXHIBITED
John Mawurndjul: I am the Old and the New,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 6 July – 23 September 2018; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 26 October 2018 – 23 September 2019

LITERATURE
John Mawurndjul: I am the Old and the New, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2018, pp. 188- 189, illustrated; 190-191, illustrated as centrepiece

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MICK KUBARKKU
1925-2007

Namorodo Spirit, 1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
107 x 58cm

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia

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MICK KUBARKKU
1925-2007

Namorodo Spirit, 1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
110 x 55cm

PROVENANCE
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Western Australia

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KATHLEEN PETYARRE
circa 1940-2018

Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming - Watercourses and Rock Holes,
1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Alcaston Gallery cat. no. AK 4295 GAK 100698131 verso
122 x 183 cm

PROVENANCE
Gallerie Australis, South Australia
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

EXHIBITED
Kathleen Petyarre; Arnkerrthe My Dreaming, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 24 July – 15 August 1998

$36,000 AUD

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EMILY KAME
Kngwarreye, circa 1910-1996

Anatye – Bush Potato, 1989

synthetic polymer on linen
bears Delmore Gallery cat. no. D009 verso
122 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Delmore Gallery, Alice Springs
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

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EMILY KAME
Kngwarreye, circa 1910-1996

Alhalkere, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Delmore Gallery cat. no. 94L046 verso
152 x 91.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Delmore Gallery, Alice Springs
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne (stamped verso)
Private Collection, Sydney
The Ainsworth Collection - Contemporary & Aboriginal Art; Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art, Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 26 March 2014, lot 89
Private Collection, Tasmania

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ROVER THOMAS
Joolama, circa 1926-1998

Tjadarung - Rainbow, circa 1985

natural earth pigments and bush gum on composition board
bears Mary Macha cat. no. MM9-4 verso
60 x 120 cm

PROVENANCE
Mary Macha, Perth
Sotheby’s Tribal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 21 April 1991, lot 20
The Louise Smith Collection, Adelaide
Kimberley Art, Melbourne
Private Collection, Sydney
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 24 June 2002, lot 101 Private Collection, Melbourne

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PADDY BEDFORD
1922 - 2007

Old Bedford – Doowoonan, 2004

natural earth pigment and synthetic binder on board
bears Jirrawun Arts cat. no. PB CB4 2005-45 verso
80 x 100.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Jirrawun Arts, Western Australia
The Estate of Paddy Bedford
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Tasmania

LITERATURE
Russell Storer, Paddy Bedford, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2007, p.162, illustrated

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LONG JACK PHILLIPUS
Tjakamarra, born circa 1932

Water Dreaming, 1972

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
43 x 65 cm

PROVENANCE
Geoffrey Bardon, Northern Territory
Private Collection
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 29 June 1998, lot 224
Private Collection, Sydney

LITERATURE
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.432, illustrated

This painting is sold with an accompanying hand drawn diagram by Geoffrey Bardon together with identifying annotations. This document was originally attached to the reverse of the painting.

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SHORTY LUNGKATA
Tjungurrayi, 1920-1987

Possum Story, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint composition board
bears Stuart Art Centre cat. no. 1272111 verso
59 x 45 cm

PROVENANCE
Stuart Art Centre, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 181
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a copy of the original Stuart Art Centre documentation with an annotated diagram attached verso.

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MICK NAMARARI
Tjapaltjarri, circa 1923-1998

Yam Story, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board
bears Stuart Art Centre cat. no. 1272086 verso
72 x 62 cm

PROVENANCE
Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Private Collection, acquired from above
Important Aboriginal Art, Sothebys, Melbourne, 30 June 1997, lot 184
The Reg Grundy AC OBE and Joy Chambers-Grundy Collection
Important Australian Art from the Collection of Reg Grundy AC OBE and Joy Chambers-Grundy, Bonhams Sydney, 26 June 2013
Private Collection, Tasmania

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KAAPA
Tjampitjinpa, 1920-1989

Possum Story, 1972

synthetic polymer paint on artist board
bears artist’s name ‘Karpa Tjampitjinpa’, title and an annotated diagram verso
61 x 17 cm

PROVENANCE
Peter Fannin, Northern Territory Private Collection
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne Private Collection, Melbourne

EXHIBITED
Blue Chip V Collectors Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, March 2003, no. 15

This painting has an annotated diagram in Peter Fannin’s hand on the reverse, that indicates that the straight parallel lines represent spears, the dots represent tucker, the long curves represent body paint, and the four semi-circles around the circle represent the four seated men.

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UTA UTA
Tjangala, 1920-1990

Untitled, 1988

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. verso
182.5 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Utopia Art, Sydney
Annandale Galleries, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

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RONNIE
Tjampitjinpa, born circa 1943

Muminya, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. RT970420 verso
183 x 153 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Utopia Art, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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WARLIMPIRRNGA
Tjapaltjarri, born circa 1958

Untitled, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. WT0012064 verso
152 x 121 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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GEORGE
Tjungurrayi, born circa 1947

Mamultjulkulnga, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. GT051107 verso
122 x 153 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Tony Bond Aboriginal Art, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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PATRICK OLOODOODI
Tjungurrayi, circa 1943-2018

Puntujtalpa, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. PT0606141 verso
183 x 244 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne

EXHIBITED
Western Indigenous Australian Art Awards 2008, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 1 November 2008 – 11 January 2009 (winning painting)

LITERATURE
Western Indigenous Australian Art Awards 2008, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2008, pp.42-43 (illustrated)

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate.

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TOMMY MITCHELL
circa 1943-2013

Wakalpuka, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 730-11 verso
101.3 x 76 cm

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Western Australia
Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney
Australian Indigenous & Oceanic Art, Mossgreen Auctions, Melbourne, 21 July 2015, lot 1
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is sold with a Warakurna Artists certificate.

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SALLY GABORI
circa 1924-2015

Hunting Ground at Dibirdibi Country, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Mornington Island Arts & Crafts cat. no. 2385-L-SG-0707 verso
101 x 198 cm

PROVENANCE
Mornington Island Arts & Crafts, Queensland
Marshall Arts, South Australia
Private Collection, Sydney

This painting is sold with a Mornington Island Arts & Craft certificate.

SOLD

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