EABORIGINAL WORKS OF ART | JUNE 2019

25th May to 4th June 2019
Auction: 4th June 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cooee Art Paddington
Address: 326 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2026 Australia

Welcome to the first Cooee Art MarketPlace Aboriginal Fine Art offering for 2019. Our June 4th multi-vendor auction features 105 lots including 36 works from the estate of collector and art enthusiast Mike Chandler. The estimated value is $750,000 - $1.4 million.

Mike Chandler was a close friend and client who patronised Cooee and other prominent galleries around Australia. For more than 2 decades Mike, and his delightful wife Barbie were welcome additions to any event or exhibition. Though Barbie’s death two years ago affected him deeply, he still made an effort to visit galleries, exhibitions and to champion Aboriginal art amongst his family and friends. We will miss him greatly. The paintings from his estate are offered as Lots 46 – 75 preceded by a short tribute. These artworks will be on display in our Bondi showroom with a special preview on Saturday 22nd May at 2pm.

Sale highlights include a highly significant early Papunya board by Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka (Lot No. 16) that has been returned to Australia from the US. Women’s Dreaming, 1972, 63 x 72.5 cm, estimated at $40,000 - 60,000, is believed to be the only painting that Scobie created during the Bardon years. An illustration of this work and accompanying notes including a copy of the original field note and drawing is reproduced in Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon’s magnum opus on the origins of the Western Desert Painting Movement.* An even earlier Papunya board, Lot No.15,  is a genuine sleeper.  Created in 1971 it was just the fourth painting ever created by Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula and carries the very conservative estimate of $8,000 - 11,000.

Contemporary urban works by Lin Onus and Richard Bell stand out in this offering. Major works by Onus have been hotly contested in recent sales. Smaller works on illustration board are very tightly held by their owners as they are both beautiful and exceedingly rare. Gumurring Garkman, 1994 is a delightful image in Lin’s most successful style. Used as the template for one of Onus’s most enduringly popular fine art prints, this original work is estimated at $50,000 - 60,000 (Lot 21). A treasure awaiting any discriminating collector.

Richard Bell’s, A White Hero for Black Australia, presents one of the most iconic sporting images of all time in the artist’s signature graphic style. The subject is the medal ceremony for the 200-metres at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Peter Norman, Australia’s five-time national champion stands with African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. More than just a compliant bystander, it was Norman who procured the Human Rights badges they wore, and Norman who suggested the black athletes share the same pair of gloves. The work measuring 100 x 150 cm is estimated $25,000 - 35,000 (Lot 20).

Other works worthy of note are the stunning pair of Mokoy Spirits by Telstra Art Award winner Nawurapu Wunugmurra(Lot 24) (Est $10,000 - 15,000), a lovely offering of 10 small boards depicting aspects of the Old Texas cattle station by Queenie McKenzie ( Est $15,000 - 20,000), and a magnificent major work by Minnie Pwerle with a very contemporary edge (Lot 36, Est. $25,000 - 35,000), and a number of fine works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

The sale is peppered with a number of lovely old bark paintings by Arnhem Land masters and a number of 19th and early 20th century artefacts.

 

We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you in person in the lead up to the auction. The quality of the artworks on offer is exceptional and our buyer’s premium is only 20% - less than that of other auction houses. You can discover a wealth of information on all of the major artists whose works are included in this catalogue as well as detailed information about the content and subjects of the artworks.

 

Best regards,

 

Adrian Newstead OAM

 

*Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon Papunya, A Place Made After the Story, The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement,

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, p372

Hair String by Eunice Napanangka
Hair String - 2004
Eunice Napanangka 2

92.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #130
SOLD

Nurtu by Paji Honeychild Yankarr
Nurtu - 2002
Paji Honeychild Yankarr 1

91.0 x 100.0 cm
MP #132
SOLD

Durrmu by Patsy Marfurra
Durrmu - 2007
Patsy Marfurra

110.0 x 110.0 cm
MP #135
SOLD

Womens Ceremony  by Walangkura Napanangka
Womens Ceremony - 2005
Walangkura Napanangka 6

150.0 x 181.0 cm
MP #136
SOLD

Outside Hunting Reef by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Outside Hunting Reef - 2006
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori 3

211.0 x 121.5 cm
MP #166
SOLD

Namarrkon the Lightning Spirit by Jimmy Njiminjuma
Namarrkon the Lightning Spirit - 1994
Jimmy Njiminjuma 2

66.5 x 55.0 cm
MP #348
SOLD

Anooralya Yam by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Anooralya Yam - 1995
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 8

55.0 x 77.0 cm
MP #349
SOLD

Mouse Dreaming by Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
Mouse Dreaming - 1996
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

92.0 x 155.0 cm
MP #350
SOLD

Untitled by Jan Billycan
Untitled - 2009
Jan Billycan 1

90.0 x 60.0 cm
MP #351
SOLD

My Country - Minyma Kutjara by Nellie Stewart
My Country - Minyma Kutjara - 2013
Nellie Stewart

198.0 x 198.5 cm
MP #352
SOLD

Wati Kutjara | Spinifex Men's Collaborative by
Wati Kutjara | Spinifex Men's Collaborative - 2005

133.0 x 187.5 cm
MP #353
SOLD

Yarliritja | Spinifex Men's Collaborative by
Yarliritja | Spinifex Men's Collaborative - 2004

173.0 x 135.0 cm
MP #354
SOLD

Minya Tjuta (Seven Sisters Dreaming at Tjintirikara) by
Minya Tjuta (Seven Sisters Dreaming at Tjintirikara) - 2004

134.0 x 143.0 cm
MP #355
SOLD

Meeting Place by Cowboy Loy Pwerl
Meeting Place - 1991
Cowboy Loy Pwerl 4

121.0 x 210.0 cm
MP #356
SOLD

Stinging Rain, Dark Night by Rosella Namok
Stinging Rain, Dark Night - 2016
Rosella Namok 28

108.0 x 180.0 cm
MP #357
SOLD

Low Tide, Patterns in the Sand by Rosella Namok
Low Tide, Patterns in the Sand - 2016
Rosella Namok 28

90.5 x 120.0 cm
MP #358
SOLD

Pink Bamboo by Rosella Namok
Pink Bamboo - 2016
Rosella Namok 28

120.5 x 91.0 cm
MP #359
SOLD

Two Ceremony Men by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Two Ceremony Men - 1996
Rover (Julama) Thomas 10

76.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #360
SOLD

Devil Devil Spirit by
Devil Devil Spirit - 1985

70.0 x 93.0 cm
MP #361
SOLD

Purkitji by Boxer Milner
Purkitji - 1996
Boxer Milner 1

75.0 x 50.0 cm
MP #362
SOLD

Tjiparitjarra, west of Kintore by Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi
Tjiparitjarra, west of Kintore - 2005
Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi

122.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #363
SOLD

Kataya Wati by Alkawari Dawson
Kataya Wati - 2006
Alkawari Dawson 1

147.0 x 92.0 cm
MP #364
SOLD

Winpurpurla by Christine Yukenbarri Nakamarra
Winpurpurla - 2004
Christine Yukenbarri Nakamarra 1

60.0 x 44.5 cm
MP #366
SOLD

Minyma Tjutaku by
Minyma Tjutaku - 2008

120.0 x 119.0 cm
MP #367 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Ilkawitja by Angelina Tjaduwa Woods
Ilkawitja - 2009
Angelina Tjaduwa Woods 2

91.0 x 109.0 cm
MP #369 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Tjening by Simon Hogan
Tjening - c.2010
Simon Hogan

91.0 x 121.0 cm
MP #371
SOLD

Jilamara by Kitty Kantilla
Jilamara - 2000
Kitty Kantilla 2

75.0 x 56.0 cm
MP #374 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Ngarrbek - The Echidna by John Mawurndjul
Ngarrbek - The Echidna - 1993
John Mawurndjul 1

28.0 x 82.5 cm
MP #375
SOLD

Dhanbarr - Larrakitj by Gunybi Ganambarr
Dhanbarr - Larrakitj - c.2009
Gunybi Ganambarr

Height:253 x 0.0 cm
MP #376
SOLD

Tjintjula Soak by Lucy Napanangka Yukenbarri
Tjintjula Soak - 1997
Lucy Napanangka Yukenbarri 2

120.0 x 80.0 cm
MP #377
SOLD

Yam Seed Dreaming by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Yam Seed Dreaming - 1992
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 8

122.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #378
SOLD

A South East Australian Lil Lil Club, Darling River Region by Artist Once Known
A South East Australian Lil Lil Club, Darling River Region - c.19th century
Artist Once Known 19

Height:51 x 0.0 cm
MP #379 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Bulbous headed club, South Eastern Australia by Artist Once Known
Bulbous headed club, South Eastern Australia - c. late 19th century
Artist Once Known 19

Height:40 x 0.0 cm
MP #380 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

A Leangle - Sickle Club by Artist Once Known
A Leangle - Sickle Club - C. mid to late 19th
Artist Once Known 19

Height:58 x 0.0 cm
MP #381
SOLD

NSW Parrying Shield by Artist Once Known
NSW Parrying Shield - C 19th
Artist Once Known 19

Height:67 x 0.0 cm
MP #382
SOLD

An Early West Australian Spearthrower by Artist Once Known
An Early West Australian Spearthrower - c.1890
Artist Once Known 19

Height:67 x 0.0 cm
MP #383 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

West Australian Message Stick  by Artist Once Known
West Australian Message Stick - c.1940s
Artist Once Known 19

Height:41 x 0.0 cm
MP #384
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - c.2006
Minnie Pwerle 21

123.0 x 270.0 cm
MP #386 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Texas Country by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Texas Country - 1995
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 9

74.0 x 145.5 cm
MP #387 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Nyumitja Laidlaw
Seven Sisters Dreaming - 2005
Nyumitja Laidlaw

98.0 x 151.0 cm
MP #388
SOLD

A White Hero for Black Australia by Richard Bell
A White Hero for Black Australia - 2014
Richard Bell 3

100.0 x 150.0 cm
MP #389 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Mimi Spirit by Owen Yalandja
Mimi Spirit - c.2008
Owen Yalandja

Height:220 x 0.0 cm
MP #390
SOLD

Two Fighting Clubs, North East Queensland by Artist Once Known
Two Fighting Clubs, North East Queensland - c.1900
Artist Once Known 19

Height:62and71.5 x 0
MP #391
SOLD

Rock Pigeon by Rusty Peters
Rock Pigeon - 2007
Rusty Peters 2

90.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #392 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2002
Minnie Pwerle 21

137.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #393
SOLD

Mokoy Spirits by Nawurapu Wununjmurra
Mokoy Spirits
Nawurapu Wununjmurra 2

190.0 x 170.0 cm
MP #394
SOLD

Spirit Desert III  by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Spirit Desert III - 1992
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 8

91.0 x 152.0 cm
MP #395 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Marruwa by Mitjili Napanangka Gibson
Marruwa - 2006
Mitjili Napanangka Gibson 2

91.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #396
SOLD

Bandicoot and Emu Dreamings  by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula
Bandicoot and Emu Dreamings - 1984
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula 6

40.6 x 30.5eah cm
MP #397
SOLD

Untitled by Charlie Mardigan
Untitled - 1968
Charlie Mardigan

64.5 x 22.5(irregula
MP #398
SOLD

Old Man's Story by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula
Old Man's Story - 1971
Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula 1

31.0 x 38.0 cm
MP #399
SOLD

Frogs by Peter Marralwanga
Frogs - 1977
Peter Marralwanga 1

63.0 x 19.0 cm
MP #400 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Possum Tree Dreaming by Narritjin Maymuru
Possum Tree Dreaming - c.1960s
Narritjin Maymuru

101.0 x 43.0 cm
MP #401 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Djarrakpi by Narritjin Maymuru
Djarrakpi - 1969
Narritjin Maymuru

130.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #402
SOLD

Njalyod - Rainbow Serpent by Jimmy Njiminjuma
Njalyod - Rainbow Serpent - 1981
Jimmy Njiminjuma 2

104.0 x 48.0 cm
MP #403 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Corroboree South Australia by Samuel Lock
Corroboree South Australia - c.1840
Samuel Lock

22.0 x 31.0 cm
MP #404
SOLD

Natives of New South Wales in the Streets of Sydney by Augustus Earle
Natives of New South Wales in the Streets of Sydney - 1830
Augustus Earle

20.5 x 29.0 cm
MP #405
SOLD

Bungaree and his wife Goosberry by Augustus Earle
Bungaree and his wife Goosberry - c.1820 - 1822
Augustus Earle

29.0 x 20.5 cm
MP #406
SOLD

Set of 8 Kimberley Paintings on paper by  various
Set of 8 Kimberley Paintings on paper - 1997-2001
various

56.0 x 76eah cm
MP #407 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Wanampi - Water Snakes  by Tiger Palpatja
Wanampi - Water Snakes - 2005
Tiger Palpatja

122.0 x 102.0 cm
MP #408
SOLD

Women's Dreaming by Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka
Women's Dreaming - 1972
Johnny Scobie Tjapanangka

46.0 x 53.0 cm
MP #409
SOLD

Tjintjintjin by Pirrmangka Napanangka
Tjintjintjin - 2000
Pirrmangka Napanangka 2

91.0 x 153.0 cm
MP #410
SOLD

Rockhole at Umari by Tjunkiya Napaltjarri
Rockhole at Umari - 2002
Tjunkiya Napaltjarri 6

122.0 x 153.0 cm
MP #411
SOLD

Muruntji  by George Ward Tjungurrayi
Muruntji - 2003
George Ward Tjungurrayi 2

183.0 x 244.0 cm
MP #412
SOLD

Untitled (Hairstring at Lulpinga rock hole) by Makinti Napanangka
Untitled (Hairstring at Lulpinga rock hole) - 2004
Makinti Napanangka 2

120.0 x 183.0 cm
MP #414
SOLD

Pukunya by Inyuwa Nampitjin
Pukunya - 1998
Inyuwa Nampitjin 1

169.0 x 48.0 cm
MP #415
SOLD

Larumba Dreaming by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Larumba Dreaming - 1994
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 1

125.0 x 82.0 cm
MP #416 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Designs of Country by Dinah Garadji
Designs of Country - 2000
Dinah Garadji

95.0 x 127.0 cm
MP #417
SOLD

Untitled by Tommy (Yannima) Watson
Untitled - 2005
Tommy (Yannima) Watson 14

120.0 x 200.0 cm
MP #418
SOLD

Women’s Ceremony at Kaakuratintja by Tatali Nangala
Women’s Ceremony at Kaakuratintja - 1998
Tatali Nangala 2

91.5 x 46.0 cm
MP #419
SOLD

Pulkanya by Inyuwa Nampitjin
Pulkanya - 1997
Inyuwa Nampitjin 1

91.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #420
SOLD

Body Painting by Abie Loy Kemerre
Body Painting - 2010
Abie Loy Kemerre 23

120.0 x 192.0 cm
MP #421
SOLD

Durrumu by Patsy Marfurra
Durrumu - 2003
Patsy Marfurra

76.0 x 118.0 cm
MP #423
SOLD

Kuruldu by Eunice Napanangka
Kuruldu - 2004
Eunice Napanangka 2

92.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #424
SOLD

Sandhills by Lilly Kelly Napangardi
Sandhills - 2004
Lilly Kelly Napangardi 12

90.0 x 150.0 cm
MP #425
SOLD

Culbardu, in the Great Sandy Desert, WA by Bai Bai Napangarti
Culbardu, in the Great Sandy Desert, WA - 1995
Bai Bai Napangarti 1

90.0 x 60.0 cm
MP #427
SOLD

Travels of a Tingari Women to Pinari by Inyuwa Nampitjin
Travels of a Tingari Women to Pinari - 1998
Inyuwa Nampitjin 1

91.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #428
SOLD

Nyukur by Pulpurru Davies
Nyukur - 2006
Pulpurru Davies

76.5 x 76.5 cm
MP #429
SOLD

Kiwarr by Pulpurru Davies
Kiwarr
Pulpurru Davies

76.0 x 51.0 cm
MP #430
SOLD

Bambatj Mirringgi Ta Wan by Maida Stewart
Bambatj Mirringgi Ta Wan - 2010
Maida Stewart 1

200.0 x 270.0 cm
MP #431
SOLD

Untitled by Tjurupara Watson
Untitled - 2007
Tjurupara Watson

120.0 x 220.0 cm
MP #432
SOLD

Designs - Landscape by Dinah Garadji
Designs - Landscape - 1998
Dinah Garadji

138.0 x 163.5 cm
MP #433
SOLD

 Two Bulgul Paintings by Marjorie Morgan
Two Bulgul Paintings - 2011
Marjorie Morgan 1

91.0 x 59 x 111 cm
MP #435
SOLD

Honey Grevillea by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson
Honey Grevillea - 2005
Ruby Tjangawa Williamson

101.0 x 101.0 cm
MP #439
SOLD

Syaw by Linda Gilbert
Syaw - 2007
Linda Gilbert

200.0 x 160.0 cm
MP #440
SOLD

Liru Ngura  by Jean Inyalangka Burke
Liru Ngura - 2005
Jean Inyalangka Burke

117.0 x 205.0 cm
MP #441
SOLD

Untitled by Patju Presley
Untitled - 2006
Patju Presley

133.0 x 167.0 cm
MP #442
SOLD

Tjangara  by Jean Inyalangka Burke
Tjangara - 2005
Jean Inyalangka Burke

110.0 x 204.0 cm
MP #443
SOLD

Untitled - Rock Wallaby Dreaming by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Untitled - Rock Wallaby Dreaming - 1984
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 1

61.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #444
SOLD

Mina Mina - Hair String by Judy Napangardi Watson
Mina Mina - Hair String - 2005
Judy Napangardi Watson

107 x 122 cm
MP #445 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Hairstring by Eunice Napanangka
Hairstring - 2004
Eunice Napanangka 2

122.0 x 153.0 cm
MP #446
SOLD

Sandhills  by Nabulla Napurrula Scobie
Sandhills - 2003
Nabulla Napurrula Scobie 1

120.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #447
SOLD

Tilla Rockhole, near The Cunning Stock Route by Eubena Nampitjin
Tilla Rockhole, near The Cunning Stock Route - 1997
Eubena Nampitjin 13

120.0 x 80.0 cm
MP #448
SOLD

Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming by Shorty Robertson Jangala
Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - 2004
Shorty Robertson Jangala 11

122.0 x 46.0 cm
MP #449
SOLD

Nyapari by Nellie Stewart
Nyapari - 2010
Nellie Stewart

122 x 142 cm
MP #450
SOLD

Gumurring Garkman by Lin Onus
Gumurring Garkman - 1994
Lin Onus 22

49.0 x 74.0 cm
MP #451 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Merne Alagura by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Merne Alagura - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 8

90.0 x 150.0 cm
MP #452 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Moonlight Valley | Bow River (diptych) by Freddie Timms
Moonlight Valley | Bow River (diptych) - 1994
Freddie Timms 11

150.0 x 90eah cm
MP #453
SOLD

Wandjina by Lily Karadada
Wandjina - 2002
Lily Karadada 25

120.0 x 160.0 cm
MP #454 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Set of 10 images depicting aspects of Old Texas by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Set of 10 images depicting aspects of Old Texas - 1997
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 9

20.0 x 30.0 cm
MP #455
SOLD

Rockholes and Country near the Olga's  by Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri
Rockholes and Country near the Olga's - 2006
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri 3

155.0 x 155.0 cm
MP #456 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

My Country - Bush Seeds - After Sandstorm by Kathleen Petyarre
My Country - Bush Seeds - After Sandstorm - 2010
Kathleen Petyarre 8

152.0 x 152.0 cm
MP #457
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2005
Minnie Pwerle 21

123.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #458
SOLD

Pikarong by Lydia Balbal
Pikarong - 2009
Lydia Balbal 1

91.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #459
SOLD

Untitled by Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa
Untitled - 2006
Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa 3

91.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #460 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA