Deutscher and Hackett

Auction Total

Incl. Buyer's premium
56% sold by volume
47% sold by value

$911,400
Prices Realised - 4 April 2012
Sale No24

Prices include buyer's premium.

Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
04 April
Sale
24
Auction total
$911,400
56% sold by volume
47% sold by value


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Lot 1
$28,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
1

PRINCE OF WALES (MIDPUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

131.0 x 102.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date, medium, size and Karen Brown Gallery cat. EP52

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Sold for $28,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 2
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
2

IVAN NAMIRRKKI

born 1961
LORRKON, 2007

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on hollow log

123.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 3
$5,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
3

OWEN YALANDJA

born 1960
YAWK YAWK, 2007

carved kurrajong with natural earth pigments and synthetic binder

163.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $5,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 4
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
4

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
MARDAYIN DESIGNS, 2005

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on eucalyptus bark

178.5 x 65.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 5
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
5

JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA

(c.1918 - 2001)
OLD MAN'S CORROBOREE STORY, 1971

synthetic polymer paint on composition board

45.5 x 30.0 cm

Private sale
Lot 6
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
6

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
SOAKAGE BORE, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 90.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and CAAMA cat. 4-390

Private sale
Lot 7
$78,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
7

TOMMY McRAE

(1830 - 1901)
BUCKLEY'S ESCAPE, 1890s

pen and ink on paper

24.0 x 30.0 cm

inscribed throughout composition: RETURNING FROM / FUNERAL; HERE / I AM; BUCKLEY’S ESCAPE; PUT I’M / DOWN BLA[CK] FELLOW / JUMP UP WHITE / FELLOW; A / Native / GRAVE; ARRIVAL COVICT / SHIP IN HOBSON BAY; SURPRISE; DRAWN.BY.TOMMEY.McRAY

Estimate: 
$60,000 - 80,000
Sold for $78,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 8
$24,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
8

TOMMY McRAE

(1830 - 1901)
MURRAY TRIBE WARFARE, 1890s

pen and ink on paper

22.0 x 34.0 cm

inscribed throughout composition: WARFARE; MURRY TRIBE WAR FARE; RUNNING FIGHT

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Sold for $24,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 9
$7,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
9

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
BIMA, 1980

natural pigments on carved ironwood

63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 10
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
10

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED, 2000

natural earth pigments on linen

127.0 x 89.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. KKLC007

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 32,000
Lot 11
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
11

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
THOOWOONGGOONARRIN, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

signed with initials verso: PB
inscribed verso: Jirrawun Arts cat. PB 8 2000.91

Estimate: 
$70,000 - 90,000
Lot 12
$22,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
12

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
KIRRIWIRRI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

167.0 x 111.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, size, date and Short Street Gallery cat. 25005

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Sold for $22,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 13
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
13

JAN BILLYCAN

born c.1930
MY JILA COUNTRY, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

140.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 3586

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 14
$5,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
14

JAN BILLYCAN

born c.1930
KIRRIWIRRI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on plywood

90.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street cat. 23418

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 15
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
15

WEAVER JACK

(c.1928 - 2010)
LUNGARUNG, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

167.5 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 3636

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 16
$96,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
16

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(1927 - 2002)
THE WET - MY MOTHER'S COUNTRY, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

184.5 x 224.0 cm

signed lower right: GINGER RILEY
inscribed verso: artist's name and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK2650

Estimate: 
$80,000 - 100,000
Sold for $96,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 17
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
17

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCK HOLES AND COUNTRYNEAR THE OLGAS, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

182.0 x 271.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu cat. 7707382

Estimate: 
$80,000 - 120,000
Lot 18
$72,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
18

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCKHOLES AND COUNTRY NEAR THE OLGAS, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 238.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, title and Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu cat. 81-06095

Estimate: 
$60,000 - 80,000
Sold for $72,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 19
$6,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
19

BAI BAI NAPANGARTI

born 1939
WINPUPULLA, (NEAR WELL 33), 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 503/94

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 20
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
20

LUCY YUKENBARRI NAPANANGKA

(1934 - 2003)
WATERHOLES AND CLAYPANS, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 235/94

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 21
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
21

MILLIGA NAPALTJARRI

(c.1921 - 1994)
PURRUNGA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.5 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, Warlayirti Artists cat. 194/91

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 22
$30,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
22

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
ROAD NEAR TURKEY CREEK, 1993

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

80.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. AP3766 and S-4263

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Sold for $30,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 23
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
23

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
WINNABUN SPRINGS, 1996

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

150.0 x 120.0 cm

signed verso
inscribed verso: title, date, size and Warmun Traditional Artists cat. QM0025

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Lot 24
$48,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
24

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
PADDY COOLEY (QUILTY) STORY/ EMU DREAMING, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

120.0 x 160.0 cm

initialled verso: PB
inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium, size and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB 1998.33

Estimate: 
$50,000 - 70,000
Sold for $48,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 25
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
25

MUNGURRAWUY YUNIPINGU

(1907 - 1979)
DESIGNS ASSOCIATED WITH BIRIMBIRA(THE THUNDER SPIRITS), 1961

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

103.5 x 39.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 26
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
26

MAWALAN MARIKA

(c.1908 - 1967)
BREMER ISLAND TURTLE HUNT, 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

54.0 x 125.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed on distressed label verso: artist's name, date, language group, moiety and descriptive notes (obscured by frame)

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 27
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
27

ARTIST UNKNOWN

WESTERN ARNHEM LAND
MARLIN, c.1963

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

21.5 x 55.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 28
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
28

ARTIST UNKNOWN

WESTERN ARNHEM LAND
SCHOOL OF FISH, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

26.5 x 47.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,500
Lot 29
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
29

YIRAWALA

(c.1895 - 1976)
MIMIH FIGURES, c.1963

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

48.5 x 22.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 30
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
30

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
MOONLIGHT GAP, 1998

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

100.0 x 140.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, date and Red Rock Art cat. KP 391

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Lot 31
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
31

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
COUNTRY ON TEXAS DOWNS, 1998

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

100.0 x 140.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, date and Red Rock Art cat. KP 463

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Lot 32
$108,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
32

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
WARINGARRI - THE MEETING PLACE, 1996

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

180.0 x 240.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and Red Rock Art cat. RRA016

Estimate: 
$100,000 - 150,000
Sold for $108,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 33
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
33

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
KAME (YAM SEED) AWELYE, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 59.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Fireworks Gallery cat. FW6383

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 34
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
34

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
ANOORALYA LIFE CYCLE, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 90.0 cm

inscribed verso: Delmore Gallery cat. 94A094

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Lot 35
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
35

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED (ALHALKERE), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on cotton duck

73.0 x 160.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and R. Gooch cat. RG18

Private sale
Lot 36
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
36

WEAVER JACK

(c.1928 - 2010)
LUNGARUNG

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

110.5 x 168.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, size and Short Street cat. 20197
stamped verso: William Mora Galleries

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 37
$9,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
37

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
UNTITLED, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 106.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street cat. 11153

Estimate: 
$9,000 - 12,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 38
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
38

CHRISTINE YUKENBARRI NAKAMARRA

born 1977
WINPURPURLA, 2009

synthetic polymer paint on linen

119.0 x 79.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, Alcaston Gallery cat. AK16240 and Warlayirti Artists cat. 332/09

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 39
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
39

PAULINE SUNFLY NANGALA

born 1957
WILKINKARA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 506/07

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 40
$12,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
40

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
SOAKWATERS ON THE CANNINGSTOCK ROUTE, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

149.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 420/02

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 41
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
41

KUNMANARA (WINGU) TINGIMA

(c.1935 - 2010)
KUNGKARRAKALPA, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

143.0 x 159.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPWT08026

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 42
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
42

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

(c.1915 - 2008)
PILTATI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

200.0 x 201.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Tjunga Palya Artists cat. TPEYS06227

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 32,000
Lot 43
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
43

NYILYARI TJAPANGARTI

born 1949
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NT0511260

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 44
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
44

JOSEPH JURRA TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1950
UNTITLED, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. JJ0707136

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 9,000
Lot 45
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
45

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2011)
LUPULNGA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 150.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0211062

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 46
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
46

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
MAMULTJULKUNGA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

246.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GT9901121

Estimate: 
$ 30,000 - 40,000
Lot 47
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
47

PATRICK TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1940
NGARRU, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

181.5 x 243.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PT0407201

Estimate: 
$65,000 - 85,000
Lot 48
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
48

ROSELLA NAMOK

born 1979
YIIPAY AND KUNGKAY - CLAUDIE AND QUINTEL, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

100.5 x 243.5 cm

inscribed verso: title and Lockhart River Art cat. RN130905

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 49
$26,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
49

TOMMY WATSON

born c.1935
PILA NGURA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

127.0 x 97.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Agathon Gallery cat. 09

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 30,000
Sold for $26,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 50
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
50

JUDY WATSON

born 1959
MARADALEN, 1993

pigment, glacial mud, found iron oxide, charcoal and fish blood on canvas

295.0 x 151.5 cm (irregular)

signed, dated and inscribed verso: JUDY WATSON / Maradalen 93 / Made in / Norway

Private sale
Lot 51
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
51

NELLIE GORDON

born 1930
CHURCH STORIES - THE ALTAR AND THE CROSS, 2009

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, date and Red Rock Art cat. KP 2728

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 52
$28,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
52

SHANE PICKETT

(1957 - 2010)
HILLSIDE AND HILLSIDES COVERS THE WATERWAYS, c.2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 122.0 cm

signed and titled lower left edge
inscribed verso: Indigenart cat. SP1604

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $28,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 53
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
53

TRACEY MOFFATT

born 1960
INVOCATIONS #2, 2000

photo silkscreen using colour ultra-violet inks on sommerset textured paper

123.0 x 101.0 cm (irregular)

signed, dated, titled and numbered below image

edition: 14/60

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 54
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
54

GORDON BENNETT

born 1955
NOTES TO BASQUIAT: CUT THE CIRCLE, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.5 x 121.5 cm

signed, dated and titled verso: G Bennett 30-03-2001 / “NOTES TO BASQUIAT: CUT THE CIRCLE”

Estimate: 
$16,000 - 20,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 55
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
55

GORDON BENNETT

born 1955
NOTES TO BASQUIAT: UNTITLED, 1999

synthetic polymer paint and paint marker on linen

51.0 x 51.0 cm

signed, dated and titled verso: G Bennett NOV 1999 / “NOTES TO BASQUIAT: UNTITLED”

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 56
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
56

JONATHAN JONES

born 1978
UNTITLED (CHISELLED SPONGES), 2007

sponge on canvas boards six panels

varying sizes up to 23.0 x 18.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500 (6)
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 57
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
57

CLINTON NAIN

born 1971
THE HOUSES I WORKED IN

mixed media on canvas

three panels, 25.5 x 20.5 cm each

signed and dated verso

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500 (3)
Lot 58
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
58

GORDON HOOKEY

born 1961
YOU CAN'T HAVE OUR SPIRITUALITY

101.5 x 121.5 cm

oil on canvas

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 59
$6,240
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
59

RICHARD BELL

born 1953
OH RICHIE… I LOVEYOU TOO, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

60.0 x 90.0 cm

signed, dated and titled verso

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $6,240 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 60
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
60

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
BODY PAINT DESIGN (PAIR), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on paper

76.0 x 56.0 cm each

each inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and Rodney Gooch cat. 11.695 and 19.695

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000 (2)
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 61
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
61

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
AWELYE, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on paper

77.0 x 52.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, R. Gooch and cat. 80-1195

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 62
$16,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
62

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
MY COUNTRY, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 60.0 cm

signed verso: Emily
inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Delmore Gallery cat. 94H051

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 18,000
Sold for $16,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 63
$5,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
63

MARTIN TJAMPITJINPA

(1963 - 2007)
THE CLAYPAN SITE OF MUYINGA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

167.5 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MT0512065

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 64
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
64

GEORGE WARD TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1955
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GW0211199

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 3,200
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 65
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
65

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2011)
LUPULNGA, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

107.5 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0310103

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 66
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
66

JOHNNY YUNGUT TJUPURRULA

born c.1930
TJUNTALIPI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. JY0604150

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 67
$7,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
67

JACKIE KURLTJUNYINTJA GILES TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1944 - 2010)
TJAMU TJAMU, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

103.5 x 78.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 05-068

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 68
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
68

PATRICK TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1940
UNTITLED, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 152.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PT0703023

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 69
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
69

GEORGE TJAPANANGKA

born 1938
MUUMU SWAMP, 1983

synthetic polymer paint on canvas board

30.0 x 40.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GT831228

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 70
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
70

JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA

(c.1918 - 2001)
LUNKATA, 1978

synthetic polymer paint on composition board

91.0 x 22.0 cm

inscribed verso: Papunya Tula Artists cat. JW780514

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 71
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
71

CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1932 - 2002)
UNTITLED, 1987

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. CP870682

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 72
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
72

BUYANGIRR GANAMBARR

born 1964
WARRUKAY, 2008

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

79.0 x 51.5 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts cat.3322A

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 73
$4,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
73

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
MIMIH SPIRIT, 2001

cottonwood carving with ochre pigment and PVC fixative

174.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $4,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 74
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
74

DAVID MURRUWARDDA

born 1947
MIMIH SPIRIT, 2005

carved beach hibiscus with natural earth pigments and synthetic binder

248.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 75
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
75

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU

born c.1945
LARRAKITJ

natural earth pigments on hollow log

217.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$ 8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 76
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
76

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 76.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, Warlayirti Artists cat. 1304/02 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK9582

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 77
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
77

NINGIE NANGALA

born c.1934
UNTITLED, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

118.0 x 79.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 1047/01

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 78
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
78

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
MINDIKI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

100.0 x 149.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 395/04

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 16,000
Lot 79
$2,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
79

FRED TJAKAMARRA AND SAM TJAMPITJIN

(c.1926 - 2006 and c.1930 - 2007)
UNTITLED (PAIR), 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

80.0 x 30.0 cm each

each inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 301/03 and 78/03

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (2)
Sold for $2,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 80
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
80

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
UNTITLED (PAIR), 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

80.0 x 30.0 cm each

each inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 564/03 and 409/03

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500 (2)
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 81
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
81

PAULINE SUNFLY NANGALA

born 1957
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 936/02

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 82
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
82

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
UNTITLED (TRIPTYCH), 2003-04

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

80.0 x 30.0 cm each

each inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat.115/04, 1074/03 and 1262/03

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000 (3)
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 83
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
83

LILY KAREDADA

born c.1937
WANDJINA FIGURES, 1990

natural earth pigments and bush gum on canvas

100.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. AP3403 and S-2822

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 84
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
84

LILY KAREDADA

born c.1937
WANJINA

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

67.5 x 30.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 85
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
85

FREDDIE TIMMS

born 1946
THE BASTION, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

122.0 x 135.0 cm

signed verso: F. TIMMS
inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and Jirrawun Arts cat. FT 7 98.48

Private sale
Lot 86
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
86

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
WURRITJI COUNTRY, 1997

colour etching

49.0 x 64.0 cm

titled, numbered and inscribed with cat. PM75 below image

edition: A/P 2/5 aside from an edition of 99

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 87
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
87

WAKARTU CORY SURPRISE

(c.1929 - 2011)
JILJI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.5 x 59.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Mangkaja Arts cat. 4/06

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 88
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
88

PRINCE OF WALES (MIDPUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS, c.1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

76.0 x 51.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB0351

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 89
$6,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
89

PAJI HONEYCHILD YANKARR

(1914 - 2004)
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on cotton

120.0 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Mangkaja Arts cat. pc544/04

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 90
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
90

JANANGOO BUTCHER CHEREL

(c.1920 - 2009)
WARDA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on paper

75.5 x 56.0 cm

inscribed verso: Alcaston Gallery cat. AK7132

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 91
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
91

MAWUKURA JIMMY NERIMAH

born 1924
UNTITLED, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

111.0 x 106.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Mangkaja Arts cat. PC 016/00

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 92
$5,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
92

ALKAWARI DAWSON

born c.1930
KALAYA PULKANA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

85.0 x 108.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Irrunytju Arts cat. IRRAD02018

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $5,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 93
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
93

KUNTJIL COOPER

(c.1920 - 2010)
MINYMA KUTJARA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

148.0 x 92.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Ikuntji Artists cat. IRR05509

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 94
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
94

ANMANARI BROWN

born c.1932
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

147.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Irrunytju Arts

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 95
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
95

LARRTJANGA GANAMBARR

(1934 - 2000)
ANCESTRAL BEING, c.1968

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

40.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 96
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
96

Attributed To LARRTJANGA GANAMBARR

(1934 - 2000)
ANCESTRAL FIGURE, c.1968

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

64.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,500
Lot 97
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
97

ANCESTRAL FIGURE

(YIRRKALA)

carved wood with natural earth pigments

50.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 4,000
Lot 98
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
98

DAVID MALANGI DAYMIRRINGU

(1927 - 1999)
FIGURE, c.1963

carved wood with natural earth pigments

30.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 99
$480
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
99

LIPUNDJA GUPAPUYNGU

(c.1912 - 1968)
BIRD, 1967

carved softwood with natural earth pigments

24.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$600 - 800
Sold for $480 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 100
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
100

FISH

NORTH EAST ARNHEM LAND
c.1970

carved softwood with natural earth pigments

40.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 101
$1,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
101

A FINE EARLY BOOMERANG

KIMBERLEY REGION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1930s

carved wood with fine adze markings, the reverse decorated with traditional incised designs infilled with red ochre

66.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 900
Sold for $1,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 102
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
102

A LARGE AND FINELY INCISED WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1930

carved wood with incised zig-zag designs infilled with red and blue pigment

80.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 103
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
103

A LARGE AND FINELY INCISED BARDI SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1930

carved and incised wood

85.0 cm length

Private sale
Lot 104
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
104

A WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1930

carved wood with incised zig-zag design infilled with red and white pigment

62.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 105
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
105

A LARGE AND FINELY INCISED WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1930

carved and incised wood with broad zig-zag design and traces of red pigment

70.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,600 - 2,600
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 106
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
106

WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1900

carved and incised hardwood decorated with red and black natural earth pigments

65.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 107
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
107

WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
c.1900

carved and incised hardwood decorated with black, white and red natural earth pigments

70.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 108
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
108

A CEREMONIAL SPEAR

MERAUKE MISSION, ASMAT REGION, WEST PAPUA
1950s

carved wood with traces of white and red pigment

239.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Lot 109
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
109

A WAR CLUB

NEW CALEDONIA
19th century

carved hardwood, the striking section shaped as a stylised bird head

79.0 cm height

Private sale
Lot 110
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
110

A DANCE CLUB

(TANNA ISLAND, NEW HEBRIDES)

carved wood, of elegant design with fish-tail shaped head

106.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 111
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
111

A CLUB

(NEW HEBRIDES)

carved wood, of elegant design with simple decoration to the handle

104.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,200
Lot 112
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
112

A PAIR OF CLUBS

(AMBRYM ISLAND, NEW HEBRIDES)

carved wood, each with four round bulbous protrusions below the mushroom-shaped head

76.0 cm and 69.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000 (2)
Lot 113
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
113

A SHARK TOOTH CLUB

KIRIBATI
pre 1930

palm wood, adorned with four rows of shark teeth

89.0 cm length

Private sale
Lot 114
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
114

A MALAGAN 'TOKTOK' FIGURE

NORTHERN NEW IRELAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
1970s

carved wood with white, yellow, black and red pigment

142.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 115
$900
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
115

A CANOE PROW

TAVANTA VILLAGE, WOODLARK (MUYUA) ISLAND, MILNE BAY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
c.1950

carved wood with traces of white pigment

104.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 116
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
116

AN INDONESIAN PRAWN TRAP

(LOMBOK)

finely woven lawyer cane and reed grass

100.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 117
$960
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
117

A CANOE SPLASHBOARD

TROBRIAND ISLANDS, MILNE BAY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
c.1950

carved wood with traces of white pigment

95.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 118
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
118

WALANGKURA JACKSON NAPANANGKA

born c.1938
ROCKHOLES AT LUPUL (PAIR), 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.5 x 61.0 and 91.0 x 60.5 cm

each inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. WN0507150 and WN0507001

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (2)
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 119
$900
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
119

LORNA NAPANANGKA

born 1961
ROCKHOLES AT MARRAPINTI, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

61.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. LN0009069

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 120
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
120

ALICE NAMPITJINPA

born c.1945
TALI AT TALAALPI, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

182.5 x 136.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, size and Ikuntji Arts cat. IK00AN189

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Lot 121
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
121

LONG TOM TJAPANANGKA

born c.1930
UNTITLED, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

137.0 x 183.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Ikuntji Women’s Centre cat. IK95LT265

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 122
$5,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
122

BARNEY ELLAGA

born c.1941
THE SUN, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

200.0 x 200.0 cm

inscribed verso: title and Muk Muk Aboriginal Art cat. A4787

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 123
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
123

BARNEY ELLAGA

born c.1941
THE MOON, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

200.0 x 200.0 cm

inscribed verso: title and Muk Muk Aboriginal Art cat. A4786

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 124
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
124

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(1927 - 2002)
GARIMALA, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on composition board

24.0 x 61.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,500 - 7,500
Lot 125
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
125

BILLY BENN PERRURLE

born 1943
INKAMAKI BORE, 2002

synthetic polymer paint, gouache and varnish on plywood

14.5 x 44.0 cm and 24.0 x 53.0 cm

each signed lower right: Billy Benn
inscribed verso: artist's name, title and date

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 3,200 (2)
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 126
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
126

MICHELLE HOLMES APWERL (PWERLE)

born 1968
UNTITLED, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

95.0 x 148.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Artists of Ampilatwatja cat. AA0741

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 127
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
127

STANISLAUS PURUNTATAMERI

(1906 - 1987)
BIMA, c.1980

carved ironwood with natural earth pigments

55.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,200
Lot 128
$2,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
128

BIRD FIGURE

(BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLAND)

carved hardwood with natural earth pigments

61.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 129
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
129

PUKUMANI POLE

(BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLAND)

natural earth pigments on carved wood

184.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 130
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
130

TIMOTHY COOK

born 1958
JILAMARA, 2008

natural earth pigments on paper

76.0 x 57.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,600
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 131
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
131

A PAIR OF TIWI PUKUMANI SPEARS

(BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLANDS)

natural earth pigments on carved wood

240.0 cm and 232.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 3,200 (2) (DETAIL)
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 132
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
132

A GROUP OF FOUR MASSIM LIME SPATULAS

(MILNE BAY PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

carved wood, intricately incised

41.0 cm, 36.5 cm, 33.6 cm and 26.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (4) (3 ILLUSTRATED)
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 133
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
133

A PAIR OF MASSIM STAFFS

(MILNE BAY PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

carved wood with elegantly incised handles

101.5 cm and 94.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,600 - 2,400 (2) (DETAIL)
Lot 134
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
134

ANCESTRAL MASK

SEPIK RIVER REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
c.1960

carved wood with traces of white, blue and red pigment

46.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 135
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
135

A HUMAN FIGURE WITH DISC-SHAPED HEADDRESS

MASSIM REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
c.1940

carved wood with incised decoration infilled with white pigment

47.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,700 - 2,300
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 136
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
136

A SHIELD

LORENZE RIVER, IRIAN JAYA
mid 20th century

carved wood with white, red and black pigment with fibre

188.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Lot 137
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
137

A SHIELD

LORENZE RIVER, IRIAN JAYA
mid 20th century

carved wood with white, red and black pigment

202.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 3,200
Lot 138
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
138

A MENDI SHIELD

(SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

carved wood with red, white and traces of yellow pigment

138.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 3,000
Lot 139
$900
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
139

A GOPE BOARD

PAPUAN GULF, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
1960s

carved wood with red, white and black pigment

131.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 140
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
140

A SICKLE CLUB

ROCKHAMPTON REGION, QUEENSLAND
19th century

carved wood with traces of dark green pigment at the handle

89.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 141
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
141

A LARGE COOPERS CREEK BOOMERANG

(SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND)

carved wood, the back with fine adze markings, the front incised with traditional designs

98.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 142
$1,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
142

A TRANSITIONAL BOOMERANG

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
c.1930

carved wood, of biconvex section, the front decorated with motifs of dog, camel, kangaroo, emu, horse and a man wearing boots and a cap, with old patina

71.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $1,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 143
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
143

A BOOMERANG

SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND
1930s

carved wood, the front decorated with incised traditional designs and traces of white pigment

68.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 144
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
144

A BOOMERANG

ROCKHAMPTON REGION, QUEENSLAND
19th century

carved wood with fine adze markings and old patina

62.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 900
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 145
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
145

LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY

born 1962
NARRBONG (STRING BAG)

chain link wire mesh with wire handle

160.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 146
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
146

LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY

born 1962
NARRBONG (STRING BAGS)

five wire mesh bags with cockatoo feathers

varying sizes up to 18.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000 (5)
Lot 147
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
147

LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY

born 1962
NARRBONG (STRING BAGS)

three wire mesh bags with feathers

25.0 cm height each

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000 (3)
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 148
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
148

DUSTIN BONSON

born 1967
PAIR OF MIMIHS, 2006

carved kurrajong with natural earth pigments and synthetic binder

96.5 cm and 108.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500 (2)
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 149
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
149

SUSAN MARAWARR

born 1967
PAIR OF MIMIHS, 2007

carved kurrajong with natural earth pigments and synthetic binder

117.0 cm and 230.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (2)
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 150
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
150

JAMES IYUNA AND HAMISH KARRKARRHBA

born 1959 and 1968
THREE MIMIH FIGURES

natural earth pigments on carved wood

196.0 cm, 273.0 cm and 244.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (3)
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 151
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
151

ARTIST UNKNOWN

WESTERN ARNHEM LAND
STINGRAY, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

67.0 x 35.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,800 - 3,500
Lot 152
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
152

JACK MADAGARLGARL

(c.1930 - 2000)
TWO FEMALE SPIRIT FIGURES, c.1970

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

92.0 x 51.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Lot 153
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
153

DILLY BAG

(WESTERN ARNHEM LAND)

woven dried grasses with applied natural pigments in white, red, black and yellow

26.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 154
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
154

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
UNTITLED (SPIRIT FIGURE), c.1990

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

75.0 x 46.0 cm (irregular)

artist's name, language group and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. U23/OUR

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 155
$900
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
155

ARTIST UNKNOWN

GROOTE EYLANDT
WEST WIND, c.1962

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

31.0 x 16.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 156
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
156

ARTIST UNKNOWN

GROOTE EYLANDT
WATERLILY

natural earth pigments on bark

27.0 x 50.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 157
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
157

A MODEL CANOE

carved softwood with natural earth pigments

39.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Lot 158
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
158

JOHN BULUN BULUN

(1946 - 2010)
UNTITLED, 1974

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

83.5 x 44.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and cat. B13

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 159
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
159

BININYUWUY

(1928 - 1982)
UNTITLED, c.1966

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

130.0 x 49.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. 30466

Estimate: 
$2,800 - 3,500
Lot 160
$480
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
160

A FINE BOOMERANG

(CENTRAL DESERT)

74.0 cm length

of gently curving form, the convex face engraved with fine striations, the end decorated with white pigment

Estimate: 
$400 - 600
Sold for $480 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 161
$720
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
161

TWO BOOMERANGS

(SOUTH AUSTRALIA and WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

the first of carved wood, of biconvex section, the front decorated with bands of fine pecked lines, the back with small linear striations, the second of carved wood, of very thin biconvex section, one end decorated with white and traces of black band

91.5 cm and 87.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$600 - 800 (2)
Sold for $720 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 162
$480
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
162

A BOOMERANG AND A SPEARTHROWER

(QUEENSLAND)

the boomerang of carved wood of biconvex section, the spearthrower of carved wood, the wooden throwing peg hafted with twine and resin

86.5 cm and 81.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$400 - 600 (2)
Sold for $480 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne
Lot 163
$960
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
4 April 2012
163

A YORUBA MATERNITY FIGURE

NIGERIA
1930s

carved wood with red and black pigments

67.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$400 - 600
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 24 - 4 April 2012, Melbourne