UNTITLED, 1992

Important Australian Aboriginal Art Auction
Melbourne
18 March 2020
31

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 – 1996)
UNTITLED, 1992

synthetic polymer painting on linen

149.0 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 92H028

Estimate: 
$30,000 – 40,000
Sold for $31,720 (inc. BP) in Auction 60 - 18 March 2020, Melbourne
Provenance

Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Chapman Gallery, Canberra (inscribed verso)
Private collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 1995

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs which states in part: ‘Emily’s country, Alalgura, has many varieties of bush tucker and animals associated with it. Often she will select a tree, vine or fruit bearing plant, whose seed, fruit, leaves and flowers will lie on, above or below the earth and intermingle with the other forms of life in the preferred area. Each work brings an enthusiastic verbal patter about her country.’