68 - Important Australian Aboriginal Art

Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
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30 March 2022
PROPERTY OF VARIOUS VENDORS: LOTS 1 - 9
1

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

LOOKING WEST SPRING GAP

watercolour on paper

28.0 x 39.0 cm (sheet)

Estimate: 
$25,000 – $35,000
Sold for $110,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
2

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

GLEN HELEN GORGE

watercolour on paper

38.0 x 56.5 cm (sheet)

Estimate: 
$35,000 – $45,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
3

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

THE ARTIST’S COUNTRY: THE FOUR ARCHES, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

210.0 x 176.0 cm

Private sale
4

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

MY BROTHER'S COUNTRY, 2009

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 151.0 cm

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
5

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

MERNE (EVERYTHING), 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.5 x 212.0 cm

Estimate: 
$180,000 – $240,000
Sold for $220,909 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
6

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

MILMILNGKAN SITE, 2007

natural ochres on eucalyptus tetradonta bark

126.5 x 50.0 cm (irregular)

Private sale
7

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

MILMILNGKAN SITE, 2008

natural ochres on eucalyptus tetradonta bark

151.0 x 47.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
Sold for $49,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
8

OWEN YALANDJA

YAWKYAWK, 2007

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped hardwood

274.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $51,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
9

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

TUMBI (OWL), 1989

earth pigments and natural binders on canvas 

120.0 x 64.0 cm

Estimate: 
$200,000 – $300,000
Sold for $257,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
EARLY BARK PAINTINGS FROM THE ESTATE OF GARY BRADLEY LOTS 10 – 11
10

ARTIST'S NAME NOT RECORDED (WEST ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (BARRAMUNDI)

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

65.5 x 160.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
11

ARTIST'S NAME NOT RECORDED (WEST ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (SPIRIT BEING, LONG NECKED TURTLE AND BARRAMUNDI)

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

67.0 x 134.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $50,000
Sold for $34,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
PROPERTY OF VARIOUS VENDORS: LOTS 12 - 30
12

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

NGALYOD RAINBOW SERPENT, 2004

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

148.0 x 63.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$70,000 – $90,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
13

YIRAWALA

BARRAMUNDI, c.1968

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

32.0 x 92.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $31,909 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
14

MURTIYARRU SUNFLY TJAMPITJIN

THE ARTIST'S COUNTRY, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 85.0 cm

Estimate: 
$50,000 – $70,000
Sold for $98,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
15

TOMMY SKEEN TJAKAMARRA AND MILLIE SKEEN NAMPITJIN

NARGI DREAMING, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

113.0 x 67.0 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $16,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
16

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

UNTITLED (SANDHILL TRAVELLING DREAMING), 1972

synthetic polymer paint on composition board 

54.0 x 46.5 cm

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $40,000
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
17

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

TINGARI AT THE CLAYPAN SITE OF MALKA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

181.0 x 151.0 cm

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
18

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

UNTITLED (WALA WALA ROCKHOLE), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

153.5 x 122.5 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $18,000
Sold for $29,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
19

CHARLIE WARTUMA (TARAWA) TJUNGURRAYI

UNTITLED (TINGARI PAINTING), 1987

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 91.5 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
20

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

WATER DREAMING AT MAPARRINYA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

100.0 x 100.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
21

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

LUPULNGA, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

106.0 x 91.0 cm

Estimate: 
$14,000 – $18,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
22

PATRICK OLODOODI TJUNGURRAYI

MYILILI (NEAR JUPITER WELL), 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 152.5 cm

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
23

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

KINYU, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $25,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
24

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $16,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
25

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 101.0 cm

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $30,682 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
26

DANIEL WALBIDI

KIRRIWIRRI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

70.0 x 232.0 cm

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $50,000
Sold for $128,864 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
27

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU

GAN’YU (STARS), 2007

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

123.0 x 65.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $23,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
28

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

UNTITLED, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

127.0 x 79.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $28,227 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
29

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

MERNE EUDUNGA, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.0 x 122.0 cm

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
30

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

198.0 x 151.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $34,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
32

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

UNTITLED, 1998

ochres and pigments on composition board

46.0 x 74.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
33

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

UNTITLED, 1998

ochres and pigments on plywood

45.0 x 60.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
PROPERTY OF VARIOUS VENDORS: LOTS 34 - 35
34

PRINCE OF WALES (MIDPUL)

BODY MARKS, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

123.0 x 86.0 cm

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
35

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

LIMMEN BIGHT COUNTRY, c.1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

172.5 x 188.0 cm

Estimate: 
$60,000 – $80,000
37

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

BUSH (EMILY'S) DREAMING, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

230.0 x 124.5 cm

Estimate: 
$100,000 – $150,000
Sold for $147,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
38

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

ALHALKERE COUNTRY, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 91.0 cm

Estimate: 
$60,000 – $80,000
Sold for $104,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
39

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

NGALYOD - RAINBOW SERPENT, 1999

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

164.5 x 75.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $6,750 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
40

BARRUPU YUNUPINGU

UNTITLED (ANCESTRAL FIRE), 2010

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

138.0 x 64.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 – $4,000
Sold for $12,886 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
41

MANGALAY YUNUPINGU

GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

243.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $7,977 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
42

NGULWURR YUNUPINGU

GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

270.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $6,136 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
43

NGULWURR YUNUPINGU

GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

280.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$6,000 – $8,000
44

LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY

NARRBONG (STRING BAG)

chain link wire mesh with wire handle

150.0 x 100.0 x 35.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $20,864 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
45

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

KING ALFRED'S COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 92.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
46

IYAWI WIKILYIRI

NGURA NGARUTJARA, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

200.0 x 200.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $14,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
PROPERTY OF VARIOUS VENDORS: LOTS 47 - 69
47

TJUNGKARA KEN

NGAYUKU NGURA – MY COUNTRY, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.5 x 121.0 cm

Estimate: 
$7,000 – $10,000
Sold for $8,591 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
48

JIMMY BAKER

KATATJITA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

142.0 x 201.5 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
49

NGIPI WARD

WANDANTJARRI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 152.5 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $12,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
50

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

ROCKHOLES NEAR THE OLGAS, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 61.5 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $18,409 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
51

REGINA PILAWUK WILSON

SUN MAT, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
52

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

GHOST GUM AND MOUNTAIN RANGE

watercolour on paper on card 

16.5 x 36.5 cm

Estimate: 
$18,000 – $24,000
Sold for $39,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
53

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

MOUNT GILES, MACDONNELL RANGES

watercolour on paper on card

26.0 x 55.0 cm

Estimate: 
$18,000 – $24,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
54

LIN ONUS

UNTITLED (FISH), c.1989

synthetic polymer paint on linen (triptych)

20.0 x 60.0 cm (each)

Estimate: 
$25,000 – $35,000 (3)
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
55

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

UNTITLED, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

Estimate: 
$16,000 – $20,000
56

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

PARWALLA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 180.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
57

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

PARWALLA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 180.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
58

JEAN BAPTISTE APUATIMI

KULAMA, 2001

natural earth pigments on canvas

198.5 x 121.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $7,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
59

MARIA JOSETTE ORSTO

MIYINGA, 2007

natural earth pigments on canvas

160.0 x 198.5 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $29,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
60

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

THEGOOWIYENG (KELLY’S KNOB), 1994

natural earth pigments on canvas

50.0 x 70.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $12,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
61

RAMMEY RAMSEY

WARLAWOON, 2005

natural earth pigments on custom board

80.0 x 100.5 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $5,891 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
62

RAMMEY RAMSEY

UNTITLED (MY COUNTRY), 2007

natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on plywood

80.0 x 100.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $13,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
63

WALLY MANDARRK

SPIRIT FIGURES AND ROCK LIZARDS, c.1980

natural earth pigments on bark

78.0 x 38.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 – $3,000
Sold for $3,682 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
64

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

LIGHTNING SPIRIT NAMARRKON, c.1980

natural earth pigments on bark

58.0 x 23.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
65

MICK ARUNI ILLORTAMINNI

DOUBLE SIDED JANUS FIGURE OF BIMA/WAI-EE, c.1964

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

73.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $9,573 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
66

ARTIST UNKNOWN (WESTERN ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (LORRKON), 2000s

natural earth pigments on hollow log

310.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
67

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

MOONDOOROO II, SWEET POTATO

pigment and ochre with synthetic binder on canvas

46.0 x 62.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $4,295 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
68

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

PURKITJI (STURT CREEK), 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 40.5 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $7,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
69

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

WIYANGARRI, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 45.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 – $3,500
Sold for $11,045 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne