Deutscher and Hackett

Auction Total

Incl. Buyer's premium
75% sold by volume
93% sold by value

$2,015,318
Prices Realised - 25 May 2016
Sale No43

Prices include buyer's premium.

Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May
Sale
43
Auction total
$2,015,318
75% sold by volume
93% sold by value


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Lot 1
$10,980
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
1

YIRAWALA

(c.1895 – 1976)
MALEVOLENT FEMALE SPIRIT FIGURE, 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

111.0 x 24.5 cm

bears inscription verso: cat. 05417

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $10,980 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 2
$9,760
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
2

JACKI BUJI

born c.1925
DJATI (FROGS), 1976

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

75.0 x 38.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, language group – Gunwinggu and location

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 3
$17,080
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
3

MANDIDJA (MANDIDI)

(c.1900 – 1963)
NAKIDJKIDJ SPIRITS, 1956

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

71.0 x 34.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, language group - Gunwinggu, location and Bennett Collection number 3 on attached certificate

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $17,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 4
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
4

CHARLIE NUMBULMOORE

(c.1907 – 1971)
ARKULA SPIRIT BEING, 1970

natural earth pigments on cardboard

73.0 x 63.0 cm

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Lot 5
$79,300
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
5

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 – 1998)
UNTITLED (MAP OF TURKEY CREEK AND SURROUNDS), c.1984

natural earth pigments and natural binders on composition board

97.0 x 122.0 cm

Estimate: 
$80,000 – 120,000
Sold for $79,300 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 6
$15,860
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
6

JARINYANU DAVID DOWNS

(1925 – 1995)
MEN DANCING WAKAYA, c.1987

synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on linen

121.0 x 181.0 cm

signed verso: JoriJonu David Dwnzs [sic]
bears inscription verso: size and cat. 040

Estimate: 
$15,000 – 20,000
Sold for $15,860 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 7
$85,400
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
7

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 – 1959)
QUARTA-TOOMA (ORMISTON GORGE), 1939

watercolour and gouache on paper

34.5 x 27.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 50,000
Sold for $85,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 8
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
8

ANATJARI TJAKAMARRA

(c.1930 – 1992)
THE TINGARI AT YAWALYURRU, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

182.0 x 121.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, date, location and East to West exhibition cat. 96

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 50,000
Lot 9
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
9

PIJAJU PETER SKIPPER

born c.1929
JILA JAPINGKA, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

214.0 x 137.0 cm

signed verso: PETER / SKIPPER
bears inscription verso: size and cat. 004/90

Estimate: 
$20,000 – 30,000
Lot 10
$7,076
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
10

JANANGGOO BUTCHER CHEREL

(c.1920 – 2009)
UNTITLED, c.1989

synthetic polymer paint on cardboard

119.0 x 48.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $7,076 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 11
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
11

JANANGGOO BUTCHER CHEREL

(c.1920 – 2009)
PERMANENT WATERHOLES ALONG THE RIVER, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

136.0 x 101.5 cm

signed verso: BUTCHER / CHEREL / JANANGU
bears inscription verso: size, cat. 088/90, commissioned by Duncan Kentish

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Lot 12
$2,928
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
12

MULGRA (MAWUKURA) JIMMY NERRIMAH

(1929 – 2013)
UNTITLED, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 91.0 cm

bears inscription verso: size and Mangkaja Arts cat. 052/94

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $2,928 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 13
$48,800
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
13

ROBERT CAMPBELL JUNIOR

(1944 – 1993)
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTIES LED TO GUNDY’S INNOCENT KILLING (WHO ME, WHY ME?), 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

93.0 x 120.0 cm

signed, dated and inscribed: ROBERT CAMPBELL JR / 6.4.1990 / NGAKU
bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, medium, size and cat. 0018

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 12,000
Sold for $48,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 14
$26,840
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
14

MARINGKA BAKER

born c.1952
NGURA MANKURPA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

149.0 x 199.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, date, community, and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPMB06100

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Sold for $26,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 15
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
15

TJUNGKARA KEN

born 1969
UNTITLED NGAYUKU NGURA (MY COUNTRY), 2009

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, date, community and Tjala Arts cat. 558-09

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 16
$14,640
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
16

KALAJU ALMA WEBOU

(c.1928 – 2009)
PINKALARTA, 2006

ground pigment on canvas

167.0 x 106.5 cm

bears inscription verso: Artist’s name, location, medium and Short Street Gallery Artists cat. 3554

Estimate: 
$12,000 – 18,000
Sold for $14,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 17
$48,800
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
17

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c. 1910 – 1996)
UNTITLED (ALALGURA LANDSCAPE/YAM FLOWERS), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.0 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Delmore Gallery cat. 95K036 and 'Chapman Gallery'

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Sold for $48,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 18
$48,800
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
18

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 – 1998)
UNTITLED, 1988

natural earth pigments and bush gum on canvas

61.0 x 76.5 cm

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Sold for $48,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 19
$65,880
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
19

JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA

(c.1918 – 2001)
MALA (RUFOUS HARE WALLABY) DREAMING, 1971

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

23.0 x 34.5 cm

Estimate: 
$18,000 – 25,000
Sold for $65,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 20
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
20

PRINCE OF WALES (MIDPUL)

(c.1935 – 2002)
BODY MARKS, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

203.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB0905

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Lot 21
$91,500
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
21

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 – 2007)
FIG TREE HOLE, 2005

ochres and pigments with synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s initials, date and Jirrawun cat. PB 8 2005.235

Estimate: 
$80,000 – 120,000
Sold for $91,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 22
$46,360
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
22

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
UNTITLED, 1992

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 151.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 92A08

Estimate: 
$40,000 – 60,000
Sold for $46,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 23
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
23

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1926 – 1998)
TJUNGINPA (MOUSE) DREAMING, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 153.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN970760

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Lot 24
$24,400
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
24

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
TINGARI CYCLE, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

183.0 x 153.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT970567

Estimate: 
$20,000 – 30,000
Sold for $24,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 25
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
25

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
PINK ALALGURA, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.5 x 90.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 93E003

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Lot 26
$9,760
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
26

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

born 1978
THE GATES OF TAMBO-ANDY, 2004

type C photograph

124.0 x 125.0 cm

edition 10/10
Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 27
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
27

MICHAEL RILEY

(1960 – 2004)
UNTITLED (LOCUST), 2000, (CLOUD SERIES), printed 2005

inkjet print on Ilford Galerie paper

112.0 x 150.0 cm

edition 2/5
Estimate: 
$7,000 – 10,000
Lot 28
$9,760
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
28

MICHAEL RILEY

(1960 – 2004)
UNTITLED (FEATHER), 2000, (CLOUD SERIES), printed 2005

chromogenic pigment print on paper

85.0 x 120.0 cm

edition 10/10

signed and inscribed with date and edition number lower left margin

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 29
$8,540
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
29

MICHAEL RILEY

(1960 – 2004)
UNTITLED (ANGEL BACK), 2000, (CLOUD SERIES), printed 2005

Inkjet print on Ilford Galerie paper

112.0 x 150.0 cm

edition 2/5
Estimate: 
$7,000 – 10,000
Sold for $8,540 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 30
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
30

MICHAEL RILEY

(1960 – 2004)
UNTITLED (COW), 2000, (CLOUD SERIES) , printed 2005

chromogenic pigment print on paper

85.0 x 120.0 cm

edition 4/10

signed and inscribed with date and edition number lower left margin

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 31
$6,100
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
31

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

born 1978
UNTITLED, EMOTIONAL STRIPTEASE (SELF PORTRAIT), 2003

type C photograph

105.5 x 91.0 cm

edition 5/10
Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $6,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 32
$11,590
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
32

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA MRS GABORI

(c.1924 – 2015)
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 101.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 4566-L-SG-0209

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $11,590 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 33
$48,800
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
33

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 – 2007)
TWENTY MILE, 1999

ochres and pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

122.0 x 135.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, artist’s initials, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB 5 99.46

Estimate: 
$50,000 – 70,000
Sold for $48,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 34
$158,600
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
34

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c. 1910 – 1996)
AWELYE, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 216.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Delmore Gallery cat. 95I016

Estimate: 
$80,000 – 120,000
Sold for $158,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 35
$115,900
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
35

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
KAME COLOUR XII, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery cat. 96F051

Estimate: 
$60,000 – 80,000
Sold for $115,900 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 36
$91,500
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
36

NINGURA NAPURRULA

born c.1938
WOMEN AT WIRRULNGA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 244.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0510101

Estimate: 
$80,000 – 100,000
Sold for $91,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 37
$28,060
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
37

YIRAWALA

(c.1895 – 1976)
SACRED KANGAROO (KUNDAAGI) AND NORTHERN BANDICOOT, late 1960s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

87.0 x 48.0 cm (irreg.)

bears inscription verso: cat. U/500 and old descriptive label

Estimate: 
$14,000 – 18,000
Sold for $28,060 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 38
$6,100
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
38

LOFTY BARDAYAL NADJAMERREK

(1926 – 2009)
EMUS FEEDING, 1997

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

52.0 x 106.5 cm (irreg.)

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. M31 / b164/ OOR

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $6,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 39
$5,490
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
39

YIRAWALA

(c.1895 – 1976)
DANCING MIMIH FIGURES, 1960s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

42.0 x 23.5 cm

bears old label verso with artist’s name, language group – Gunwingu [sic.] moiety – Dua, location and a description of the story depicted

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $5,490 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 40
$7,930
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
40

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 – 1959)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE, 1950s

watercolour and varnish over pencil on hardwood spearthrower, with a wooden peg attached with sinew and a spinifex resin handle

75.0 cm length

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
bears inscription verso: ABORIGINAL HANDICRAFT / HERMANNSBURG / CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 4,000
Sold for $7,930 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 41
$21,960
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
41

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 – 1959)
GHOST GUM CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

watercolour on paper

26.0 x 36.5 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$20,000 – 25,000
Sold for $21,960 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 42
$24,400
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
42

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 – 2003)
PUMPUNI JILAMARA, 2002

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

72.5 x 121.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. 515-02

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Sold for $24,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 43
$67,100
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
43

LIN ONUS

(1948 – 1996)
GUMINGI (MAGPIE GEESE), 1987

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

112.0 x 167.0 cm

signed lower right: Lin Onus

Estimate: 
$50,000 – 60,000
Sold for $67,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 44
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
44

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
ALALGURA COUNTRY, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 93L043

Private sale
Lot 45
$34,160
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
45

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
UNTITLED, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

119.5 x 88.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 0i06

Estimate: 
$28,000 – 35,000
Sold for $34,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 46
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
46

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 – 2008)
ROCKHOLES NEAR THE OLGAS, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

182.5 x 270.5 cm

bears inscription verso: Artist’s name, title, size and Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrungu cat. 77-08457

Estimate: 
$60,000 – 70,000
Lot 47
$24,400
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
47

TOMMY WATSON

born c.1935
UTJURI PUKARA, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

153.0 x 144.0 cm

bears inscription verso: title and date

Estimate: 
$20,000 – 30,000
Sold for $24,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 48
$70,760
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
48

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 – 2007)
UNTITLED, 2004

ochres and pigments with acrylic binder on composition board

80.0 x 100.0 cm

bears inscription verso: PB CB 6-2004-30

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 50,000
Sold for $70,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 49
$39,040
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
49

A RAINFOREST SHIELD

NORTHEAST QUEENSLAND, late 19th – early 20th century

carved from the buttress root of a tropical fig tree, of elongated ovoid form, the front with raised boss and decorated with traditional designs in red, brown and white pigments

81.0 cm length

bears inscription verso: WG Frampton
bears inscription on label verso: Shield made by natives of North Queensland

Estimate: 
$35,000 – 45,000
Sold for $39,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 50
$5,124
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
50

A GULMARI SHIELD

SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND, early 1900s

carved and shaped hardwood with geometric designs infilled with natural earth pigments, the reverse with a deep cut lug handle

57.0 cm length

bears incised inscription verso: A.W. BARR

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $5,124 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 51
$4,270
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
51

QUEENSLAND, c.1940

A PAIR OF SMALL RAINFOREST SHIELDS

decorated with traditional designs painted in orange, yellow, white and black natural earth pigments

47.0 and 54.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000 (2)
Sold for $4,270 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 52
$3,172
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
52

A MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER BOOMERANG

NEW SOUTH WALES, 19th century

carved and shaped hardwood, replete with fine adzed markings and old patina overall

85.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 – 2,000
Sold for $3,172 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 53
$7,930
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
53

A LEANGLE CLUB

SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA, 19th century

carved hardwood with shiny old patina

70.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $7,930 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 54
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
54

A LEANGLE CLUB

QUEENSLAND, 19th century

carved hardwood with shiny old patina

68.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 55
$1,952
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
55

A BARDI SHIELD

DAMPIERLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN, mid 20th century

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped hardwood

81.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $1,952 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 56
$6,100
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
56

AN OLD BARDI SHIELD

DAMPIERLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, late 19th century

carved and incised hardwood with traces of natural earth pigments

69.0 cm length

bears old collection label attached by string that bears inscription: ‘1916 From V. Paton, Port Leo IV Presbyterian Mission’ and verso: ‘Shield for hunting boomerang, Bardi tribe Sunday Island’

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $6,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 57
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
57

A WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, c.1900

carved and incised hardwood with natural earth pigments

83.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 58
$2,684
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
58

A WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1880's

carved and incised hardwood with natural earth pigments

69.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $2,684 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 59
$7,320
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
59

A LARGE WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, mid 20th century

carved and incised hardwood with natural earth pigments

135.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 5,000
Sold for $7,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 60
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
60

CRUSOE GUNINGBAL

(1922 – 1984)
MIMIH, c.1970

natural earth pigments and PVA fixative on carved hardwood

166.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Lot 61
$5,490
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
61

MALALUBA GUMANA

born 1952
GARRIMALA, 2007

natural earth pigments on hollow log

226.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 4,000
Sold for $5,490 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 62
$4,636
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
62

IVAN NAMIRRKKI

born 1959
LORRKON, 2007

ochre pigment and PVC fixative on stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetrodonta) hollow log

132.0 x 240.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $4,636 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 63
$7,320
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
63

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

born 1965
LORRKON, 2005
Estimate: 
$7,000 – 9,000
Sold for $7,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 64
$5,856
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
64

BARAYAUWA MUNUNGGURR

born 1980
YARRINYA, 2013

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

192.0 x 75.0 cm

bears inscription on Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label verso: artist’s name, location and cat. 4535Q

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $5,856 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 65
$10,980
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
65

NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI

born c.1939
YATHIKPA, 2013

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

236.0 x 110.0 cm

bears inscription on Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label verso: artist’s name, location and cat. 4324P

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 10,000
Sold for $10,980 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 66
$10,370
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
66

MALALUBA GUMANA

born 1952
DHATAM (LARRAKITJ), 2012

natural earth pigments on hollow log

182.5 cm height

bears inscription on attached Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label: artist’s name, location and cat. 4280F

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $10,370 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 67
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
67

MALALUBA GUMANA

born 1952
GARRIMALA, 2013

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

213.0 x 72.0 cm

bears inscription on Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label verso: artist’s name, location and cat. 4328X

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 68
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
68

BARRUPU YUNUPINGU

(1948 – 2012)
GURTHA, 2012

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

162.0 x 71.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts cat. 4285H and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK18588

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 69
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
69

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU

(c.1945 – 2012)
GARAK, 2010

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

94.5 x 52.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts cat. 1010 GUN 3955I and Alcaston Gallery cat. 16742

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 70
$79,300
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
70

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
KIRRIWIRRI, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

171.0 x 205.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 825079

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 50,000
Sold for $79,300 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 71
$10,980
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
71

JAN BILLYCAN

(c1930 - 2016)
KIRRIWIRRI, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

80.0 x 100.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 28365

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $10,980 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 72
$3,904
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
72

JAN BILLYCAN

(c1930 - 2016)
UNTITLED, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on plywood

90.0 x 60.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,904 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 73
$18,300
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
73

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
KIRRIWIRRI, 2014

synthetic polymer paint on linen

100.0 x 100.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $18,300 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 74
$3,660
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
74

TIGER PALPATJA

(1920 – 2014)
PILTATI, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

118.5 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPTP11092

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 5,000
Sold for $3,660 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 75
$10,370
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
75

RAY KEN

born c.1940
KULATA TJUTA, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

198.5 x 152.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Tjala Arts cat. 674-13

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $10,370 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 76
$6,100
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
76

BARBARA MBITJANA MOORE

born 1964
NGAYUKU NGURA [MY COUNTRY], 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 198.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Tjala Arts cat. 316-13

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $6,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 77
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
77

SYLVIA KANTJUPAI KEN

born 1965
SEVEN SISTERS, 2014

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 300.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Tjala Arts cat. 186-14

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 12,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 78
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Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
78

OWEN YALANDJA

born 1960
YAWK YAWK, 2013

natural earth pigments on carved kurrajong hardwood

210.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$7,000 – 10,000
Lot 79
$7,320
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
79

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
NGALYOD THE RAINBOW SERPENT, 1985

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

138.0 x 67.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, language group, title, location and Maningrida Arts and Crafts cat. K190

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $7,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 80
$976
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
80

JIMMY NJIMINJUMA

(1945 – 2004)
WAKWAK, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on eucalyptus bark

101.0 x 40.0 cm

bears inscription on Maningrida Arts and Culture label verso: artist’s name, title, language group, location and cat. 16542000BP

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $976 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 81
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
81

LOFTY BARDAYAL NADJAMERREK

(1926 – 2009)
SUGARBAG DJANG, 1997

natural earth pigments on Arches paper

105.0 x 74.0 cm

Private sale
Lot 82
$2,196
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
82

BILLY BLACK DURRGUMBA

born 1955
DHUA TOTEMS, 2013

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

185.0 x 85.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date and Bula'bula Arts cat. CP3069-13

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $2,196 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 83
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
83

PHILIP GUDTHAYKUDTHAY

born c.1925
WITITJ GA GARRKMAN – OLIVE PYTHON AND FROGS, 2003

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

239.0 x 67.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,500 – 4,500
Lot 84
$3,904
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
84

PINCHER TALUNGA

(c.1937 – 2012)
YUWAL, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

82.0 x 55.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB1616

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,904 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 85
$15,860
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
85

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA MRS GABORI

(c.1924 – 2015)
MY FATHERS COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

198.0 x 102.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, titled, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Craft cat. 1905-L-SG-0207

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $15,860 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 86
$31,720
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
86

TOMMY WATSON

born c.1935
PUKARA, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 185.0 cm

bears inscription on Agathon Gallery label verso: artist's name and title Pilkarli [sic]

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Sold for $31,720 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 87
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
87

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

(c.1934 – 2009)
KITJINGARRA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 74.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 598/02

Private sale
Lot 88
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
88

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

(c.1930 – 2007)
WATI KUTJARRA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 100.5 cm

bears inscription verso: Artist’s name, size and Walayirti Artists cat. 950/02

Estimate: 
$15,000 – 20,000
Lot 89
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
89

SAM TJAMPITJIN

(c.1930 – 2007)
TJANGALA MEN AT WITJINBI, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

99.0 x 49.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 560/92

Private sale
Lot 90
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
90

DONKEYMAN LEE TJUPURRULA

(1922 – 1993)
WATI KUTJARI AT WILKINPA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

180.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 231/91

Private sale
Lot 91
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
91

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

(1920 – 2013)
IKARRA NEAR THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

100.0 x 50.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Warlayirti Artists cat. 237/93

Private sale
Lot 92
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
92

LUCY YUKENBARRI NAPANANGKA

(1934 – 2003)
UNTITLED (ARTIST’S COUNTRY), 1992

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 84.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 418/92

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Lot 93
$6,710
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
93

HARRY TJUTJUNA

born c.1930
WATI NYIRUNYA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 130.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title and Ernabella Arts cat. HT069-07

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $6,710 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 94
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
94

DICKIE MINYINTIRI

born c.1915
KAPI TJUKULA, 2009

synthetic polymer paint on linen

143.0 x 116.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, date, size and Ernabella Arts cat. DM149-09

Estimate: 
$9,000 – 13,000
Lot 95
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
95

INYUWA NAMPITJINPA

(c.1922 – 1999)
TRAVELS OF A TINGARI WOMAN TO PINARI, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula cat. IN9811156

Private sale
Lot 96
$7,930
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
96

NAATA NUNGURRAYI

born 1932
KARRINWARRA, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula cat. NN0311029

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $7,930 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 97
$9,150
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
97

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 – 2011)
LUPULNGNA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0205227

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $9,150 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 98
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
98

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(1926 – 1998)
UNTITLED (SITE OF MARNPI), 1992

synthetic polymer paint on linen

132.0 x 58.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN920533

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Lot 99
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
99

PATRICK TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1935
DESIGNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE OF MYILILI, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.5 x 122.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PT1112050

Estimate: 
$12,000 – 18,000
Lot 100
$2,928
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
100

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

(c.1920 – 2012)
UNTITLED, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

100.0 x 80.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Red Rock Art cats. 298 & KP041

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $2,928 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 101
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
101

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

(c.1920 – 2012)
UNTITLED, c.1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

100.0 x 80.0 cm

signed verso: Billy
bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Red Rock Art cats. 449 & KP544

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Lot 102
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
102

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 – 2007)
UNTITLED, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on composition board

102.0 x 122.0 cm

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Lot 103
$3,660
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
103

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
UNTITLED, 2007

ochres and pigment with acrylic binder on composition board

80.0 x 100.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s initials and Jirrawun Arts cat. RR 11 2007 117

Estimate: 
$3,500 – 4,500
Sold for $3,660 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 104
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
104

GEORGE MUNG MUNG

(c.1921 – 1991)
WUDALWUDAL (THE DREAMTIME WOMAN), 1990

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

80.0 x 100.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cats. S-1340 and AP1603BJ

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Lot 105
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
105

MADJANA (GROOTE EYLANDT)

LONG TOMS, c.1940

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

20.0 x 47.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Lot 106
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
106

WUNDJUK MARIKA

(1927 – 1987)
DJANDA (GOANNAS), 1964

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

44.5 x 21.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 107
$3,172
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
107

DAWIDI DJULWARAK

(1921 - 1970)
DIVER BIRD (BURALA), c.1963

carved softwood with natural earth pigments

85.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $3,172 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 108
$3,416
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
108

BIRRIKITJI GUMANA

(1898 – 1982)
MACASSAN PRAU, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

115.0 x 53.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,416 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 109
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
109

A CANOE PROW FIGUREHEAD

NGUZUNGUZU, SOLOMON ISLANDS

natural pigments, clay and trade paint on carved wood with shell inlay

20.0 x 17.0 cm

in form of a zoomorphic head with an elongated snout and the eyes inset with nacre, crowned by hat-like headgear, the hands resting underneath the chin
bears inscription on base: Nangatana, Nggela Is, ASIP 7/35

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Lot 110
$3,416
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
110

A LONG HANDLED CLUB

TEWHATEWHA, NEW ZEALAND

carved hardwood

130.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $3,416 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 111
$3,904
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
111

A PINEAPPLE HEADED CLUB

TOTOKIA, FIJI ISLANDS

carved hard wood

80.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $3,904 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 112
$3,416
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
112

A CHIEF'S CLUB (QUQU)

NADROGA NAVOSA AREA, FIJI ISLANDS

carved hardwood

86.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,416 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 113
$2,074
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
113

A CEREMONIAL DANCE SHIELD

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

carved and incised wood with traces of pigment

68.5 x 25.5 cm

Estimate: 
$500 – 800
Sold for $2,074 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 114
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
114

A WATU CHEST ORNAMENT

LUMI REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

nassa shell and natural fibres

74.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Lot 115
$3,416
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
115

A HUNSTEIN MOUNTAINS HOOK FIGURE, (GARRA)

BAHINEMO PEOPLE EAST SEPIK PROVINCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA, early to mid 20th Century

carved wood with opposing hooks and traces of pigment

62.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $3,416 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 116
$8,540
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
116

RAY KEN

born c.1940
NGAYUKU NGURA, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

197.0 x 151.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Tjala Arts cat. 323-13 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK 18678

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $8,540 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 117
$19,520
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
117

TJALA WOMEN'S COLLABORATIVE

UNTITLED, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 300.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Tjala Arts cat. 552-12

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $19,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 118
$2,684
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
118

TUPPY NGINTJA GOODWIN

born 1960
KUNGKA KUTJARA TJUKURPA, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

167.0 x 137.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date and Milimi Maku Arts cat. MIM251-2011

Estimate: 
$3,500 – 4,500
Sold for $2,684 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 119
$2,684
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
119

HELEN CURTIS

born 1973
CAVE HILL, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. 13259

Estimate: 
$1,800 – 2,500
Sold for $2,684 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 120
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
120

TIGER PALPATJA

(c.1920 – 2012)
PILTATI TJUKURPA, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 198.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date and Tjungu Palya cat. TPTP11-495

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 10,000
Lot 121
$1,708
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
121

WALKA MOLLY ROGERS

(c.1930 – 2006)
JAPINKA, c.1990

synthetic polymer paint on Velin Arches paper

75.0 x 106.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,500 – 2,500
Sold for $1,708 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 122
$3,538
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
122

SONIA KURARRA

born 1952
MARTUWARRA, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

118.0 x 119.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Mangkaja Arts cat. 1/12

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $3,538 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 123
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
123

NAOMI HOBSON

born 1979
GEIKE RANGE ON KAANDJU, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

138.5 x 90.0 cm

bears inscription verso: title, size, Lockhart River Arts cat. NH20130405 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK18554

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 124
$14,640
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
124

NAOMI HOBSON

born 1979
WIINTHAN (BLUE LAGOON), 2014

synthetic polymer paint on linen

189.5 x 189.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK19323

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $14,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 125
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
125

JAKAYU BILJABU

born c.1937
UNTITLED, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

156.0 x 77.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size, Martumili Arts cat. 12-24 and William Mora Galleries cat. WM770

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 5,000
Lot 126
$2,318
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
126

SANDY BRUMBY

born c.1935
VICTORY DOWNS, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 106.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Ninuku Arts cat. NKSB11524

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $2,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 127
$8,540
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
127

WAWIRIYA BURTON

born 1925
NGAYUKU NGURA, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

197.0 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Tjala Arts cat. 509-13

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $8,540 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 128
$2,928
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
128

YARITJI YOUNG

born c.1956
NGAYURU NGURA (MY COUNTRY), 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

199.0 x 122.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, location and Tjala Arts cat. 047.13

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,928 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 129
$5,490
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
129

JEAN BAPTISTE APUATIMI

(1940 – 2013)
UNTITLED, 2004

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

120.5 x 99.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Tiwi Designs cat. 744-04

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $5,490 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 130
$5,490
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
130

JEAN BAPTISTE APUATIMI

(1940 – 2013)
PANJKUPANI JILAMARA, 2008

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

120.5 x 99.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, date, title and Tiwi Designs cat. JBA 010708

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $5,490 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 131
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
131

PEDRO WONAEAMIRRI

born 1974
PWOJA-PUKUMANI BODY PAINT DESIGN, 2004

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

208.0 x 64.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, skin, dance and cat. 1058-04 on Jilamara Arts and Crafts stamp

Private sale
Lot 132
$2,928
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
132

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

born 1930
WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT / WAVES), 2012

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

79.5 x 119.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Munupi Arts and Crafts Association cat. 12COR088

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $2,928 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 133
$1,830
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
133

SUSAN WANJI WANJI

born 1955
KULAMA DESIGN, 2013

natural earth pigments on linen

122.5 x 152.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Mumupi Arts cat. 13SWW066

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $1,830 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 134
$2,440
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
134

GALUMA MAYMURA

born 1951
YAMBIRRKU, 2013

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

141.0 x 56.0 cm

bears inscription on Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label verso: artist’s name, location and cat.4316R

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $2,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 135
$1,830
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
135

BARRUPU YUNUPINGU

(1948 – 2012)
GURTHA, 2012

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

106.0 x 47.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts cats 05-10 Yirr and 4039A together with a distressed Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts label

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $1,830 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 136
$5,124
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
136

NYAPANYAPA YUNUPINGU

born c.1945
YOLNGU’YULNGU AND DJORRA, 2014

four works on paper: felt tip pen and earth pigments on discarded photography paper

each: 75.5 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000 (4)
Sold for $5,124 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 137
$3,660
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
137

DOUGLAS KWARLPE ABBOTT

born 1948
THE ORGAN PIPES, 2014

watercolour on paper

54.0 x 74.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,200 – 1,500
Sold for $3,660 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 138
$4,880
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
138

KUKULA MCDONALD

born 1985
RED TAIL COCKATOOS AT UTTUMPATU, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

60.0 x 89.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists cat. KM130308

Estimate: 
$2,500 – 3,500
Sold for $4,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 139
$12,200
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
139

BILLY STOCKMAN TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1927
WATER DREAMING WITH RAINBOWS AND RAIN, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

86.5 x 53.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $12,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 140
$13,420
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
140

JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA

(c.1918 – 2001)
TJIKARI, 1980

synthetic polymer paint on linen

168.0 x 122.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Papunya Tula Artists cat. JW800318

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Sold for $13,420 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 141
$5,124
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
141

YALA YALA GIBBS TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1928 – 1998)
KANPARRKA (CENTIPEDE STORY), 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

45.5 x 90.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. YY961045

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $5,124 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 142
$8,540
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
142

JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA

(1932 – 2001)
WATER DREAMING AT TJIKARRI AND EGRET, c.1983

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

69.0 x 36.5 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $8,540 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 143
Private sale
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
143

DINI CAMPBELL TJAMPITJINPA

(c.1945 – 2000)
TINGARI AT YUNYUAMA, 1986

synthetic polymer paint on linen

139.0 x 98.5 cm

bears inscription verso: Papunya Tula Artists cat. DC860932

Private sale
Lot 144
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Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
144

ATTRIBUTED TO EDDIE PURUNTATAMERI

(1948 – 1995)
PURRUKUPARLI, c.1970

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped ironwood

103.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$7,000 – 9,000
Lot 145
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
145

ATTRIBUTED TO EDDIE PURUNTATAMERI

(1948 – 1995)
JANUS FUGURE OF PURRUKUPARLI, c.1970

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped ironwood

64.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Lot 146
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Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
146

ARTIST UNKNOWN (BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLANDS)

PUKUMANI POST, 1960

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped ironwood

131.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Lot 147
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
147

ATTRIBUTED TO EDDIE PURUNTATAMERI

(1948 – 1995)
PURRUKUPARLI, c.1970

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped ironwood

130.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$7,000 – 10,000
Lot 148
$6,710
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
148

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED (BIRD), 1979

natural pigments on carved ironwood

63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,500 – 4,500
Sold for $6,710 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 149
$1,220
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
149

TERRY NGAMANDARA

born 1950
LORRKON

ochre pigments and PVC fixative on stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetrodonta) hollow log

118.5.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $1,220 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 150
$2,318
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
150

DEBRA WURRKIDJ

born 1961
LORRKON, 2008

ochre pigment and PVC fixative on stringybark (Eucalyptus Tetrodonta) hollow log

157.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,500 – 2,500
Sold for $2,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 151
$2,196
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
151

WAWIRIYA BURTON

born 1925
NGAYUKU NGURA – MY COUNTRY, 2009

synthetic polymer paint on linen

129.5 x 93.0cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Tjala Arts cat. 548-09

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $2,196 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 152
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Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
152

CAROL MAANYATJA GOLDING

born 1930
WALU, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

76.0 x 51.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warakurna Artists cat. 284-07

Estimate: 
$1,800 – 2,500
Lot 153
$5,124
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
153

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

(1920 – 2013)
PARTJALU, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

60.5 x 45.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, size, Warlayirti Artists cat. 510/01 and Alcaston Gallery cat. 7619

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $5,124 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 154
$2,684
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
154

KATHLEEN PADDOON NAPANANGKA

born c.1938
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.5 x 60.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 935/02

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 4,000
Sold for $2,684 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 155
$2,196
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
155

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
WANKARTU, 2003

glass

45.5 x 30.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Warlayirti Artists cat. 682/03

Estimate: 
$1,800 – 2,500
Sold for $2,196 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 156
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Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
156

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

(c.1934 – 2009)
WIRRIMANGARU, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

90.0 x 60.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size, Warlayirti Artists cat. 207/01 and cat. AM024/02

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Lot 157
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
157

OTTO PAREROULTJA

(1914 – 1973)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

watercolour on card

36.5 x 54.5 cm

signed lower right: Otto Pareroultja.
bears inscription verso: Duncan Kentish cat. 509

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Lot 158
$4,636
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
158

OTTO PAREROULTJA

(1914 – 1973)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

watercolour on card

38.5 x 54.5 cm

signed lower right: Otto Pareroultja.
bears inscription verso: Duncan Kentish cat. 508

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Sold for $4,636 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 159
$9,760
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
159

TREVOR NICKOLLS

(1949 – 2012)
MIMI TRAIL AND BILLABONGS, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.0 x 76.0 cm

bears label verso with artist's name and title together with cat. CF/TNI 36

Estimate: 
$5,000 – 7,000
Sold for $9,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 160
$1,586
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
160

HARRY J WEDGE

born 1957
THREE FACES, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on watercolour paper

99.5 x 69.5 cm

signed and dated lower left: H. J. WEDGE, 99
bears inscription verso: “Three Faces”

Estimate: 
$1,500 – 2,000
Sold for $1,586 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 161
$4,270
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
161

ARTIST UNKNOWN, NORTH EAST ARNHEM LAND

BARU THE CROCODILE, c.1970

pigments and synthetic polymer paint of carved hardwood

130.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 – 3,000
Sold for $4,270 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 162
$3,660
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
162

KEN THAIDAY SNR

born 1950
BEIZAM, SHARK DANCE MASK, 1991

plywood, PVC, metal, enamel paint, rope, glass eyes, cockatoo feathers and down

81.0 x 25.0 x 55.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $3,660 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 163
-
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
163

LEIGH NAMPONAN

born 1965
CRIPPLE GIRL, 2006

synthetic polymer paint and earth pigments on carved milkwood

110.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 4,000
Lot 164
$1,830
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
164

AUDREY MORTON KNGWARREYE

born c.1945
CEREMONIAL WOMAN

natural earth pigments, PVA and synthetic polymer paint on carved soft wood

83.0 cm height

bears inscription on base: artist’s name and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK539

Estimate: 
$1,800 – 2,400
Sold for $1,830 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne
Lot 165
$1,830
Important Aboriginal Works of Art
Melbourne
25 May 2016
165

GLORIA TAMERRE PETYARRE

born c.1945
OWL

natural earth pigments, PVA and synthetic polymer paint on carved soft wood

53.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$800 – 1,200
Sold for $1,830 (inc. BP) in Auction 43 - 25 May 2016, Melbourne