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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

- Career Overall Rank

60 2017 Market Rank

  • Born: 1945

  • Region: North East Arnhem Land
  • Community: Yirrkala

Nomad Art

The first time a work by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu apeared at auction was as late as 2014, over six years since her first solo exhibition at the prestigious Roslyn Oxley9 gallery in Sydney. Incidentally, this screenprint was also her only failure at auction. Only 7 works have appeared in the secondary market in total, and six of them have sold for ever increasing amounts. 

There is little doubt that this artist will have a growing presence in the auction houses in the years to come, provided that collectors are willing to let go of their prized paintings by this incredibly talented and well represented artist.

See market performance for more information.

Born c1945, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu lives in Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land, NT. She has rapidly gained acclaim as a bark painter since 2008, when she held her first solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. Since then the exclusive representation has yielded seven more solo exhibitions and two inclusions in the Biennale of Sydney in 2012 and 2016. She was awarded the 3D Award at 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2008, as well as the Bark Painting Award at the 34th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

She is included in many Australian Museum collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.

Profile References

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Sites

Subjects

Medium

Natural Earth Pigment on Eucalyptus Bark, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen and Canvas

Regional Map

Note: This map is a representation and not accurate. Some sites are sacred and therefore not shown.

Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
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AIAM100 Rating
0.2457
Sold/Offered
7/8
Clearance Rate
88%
Average Price
$5,035
Total Price
$35,246
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0663 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1081 0.2264
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 2/2 3/3
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,392 $0 $0 $7,930 $0 $2,922 $5,693
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2017

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Gatapangawuy Dhawu 3, 2008

sale price: $4,392.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Sydney  lot: 92 date: 07/11/2011
52 x 166 cm ??

Available Artworks

Sorry There are currently no artworks available for this artist.