EINDIGENOUS FINE ART AUCTION | DECEMBER 2019

29th November to 3rd December 2019
Auction: 3rd December 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cooee Art Paddington Gallery
Address: 326 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2026 Australia

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I am delighted to welcome you to the second Cooee Art MarketPlace indigenous fine art auction for 2019. This dynamic multi-vendor auction features 99 lots valued at $1.0 million to $1.3 million. Our cover lot is a truly spectacular work by Emily Kame Kngwarreye entitled Kame-Summer Awelye, 1992 measuring 121 x 208 cm (Lot 25) is one of those exceptional paintings that were produced at Delmore Downs between November 1991 and February 1992. In an atmosphere of overwhelming humidity, accompanied by hot northerly winds, the anticipation of rain and on-going ceremonial activity enlivened the spiritual atmosphere amongst the female custodians at Utopia. In this painting, radiant fields of yellow and pink dots cluster and trace across the surface, varying in hue and density. This sumptuous work is alive and numinous, reflecting this heightened sense of spiritual awakening. London art dealer Rebecca Hossack met Clifford Possum in the creek bed in Alice Springs in 1989 and invited him to exhibit his work the following year. Eight months later, dressed in a top hat and tails from Moss Bros, a paintbrush characteristically threaded into his hatband, and tennis shoes painted with Possum Dreamings, he had a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. He subsequently painted two works in London, one of which he gifted to the Queen and is now in her private collection at Buckingham Palace. Another, begun with his family in Alice Springs and completed in London is his 296 x 128cm, Untitled 1989/90 painting, depicting aspects of ceremonial activities at Mount Allan. The work created in synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen is included in this sale with an estimate of $70,000- 90,000 (Lot 72). The painting toured through the UK to galleries including the Barbican and the Australian High Commission in London during the early 1990s. There are 12 superb bark paintings peppered throughout this offering. The most significant of these is a very rare example by the acknowledged master of Wandjina painting, Alec Mingelmanganu (Lot 15). Works on bark by this artist are rare, with only five having ever appeared at public sale. One rare bark by this artist sold in Sotheby’s London 2015 sale for $187,000. The work in this sale, which has been in the same family since it was originally purchased at the YMCA shop in Derby in 1975, is modestly estimated at $60,000 – 80,000. Of the remaining barks, two particularly stand out. A lovely rendition of a plains kangaroo by the renowned cave painter Peter Maralwanga (Lot 13) and an exquisite bark depicting Macassan traders by Mungurrawuy Yunupingu (Lot 12). These carry estimates of $12,000 - 15,000 and $9,000-12,000, respectively. These are just a taste of the lovely pieces that the Cooee Art MarketPlace team have managed to collect from regions throughout Australia. There are works on canvas, bark paintings, sculptures, and artefacts by artists of renown, ranging in value from $1,000 to $250,000. You can discover a wealth of information on each of the major artists included in this catalogue, as well as detailed information about the content and subjects of the artworks, on our Cooee Art website www.cooeeart.com.au/marketplace/auction/1210/ I am grateful to the excellent team we have built at Cooee Art MarketPlace and for the good will, faith, and support that so many people have expressed toward our endeavours. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during the viewings and sale.

Tali Sandhills by George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi
Tali Sandhills - 2003
George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi 5

152.0 x 183.0 cm
MP #121 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Women's Ceremony at Wirrulnga by Ningura Gibson Naparrula
Women's Ceremony at Wirrulnga - 2007
Ningura Gibson Naparrula

160 x 195cm
MP #122
SOLD

Toolookininji - Looking Out by Jack Britten
Toolookininji - Looking Out - 1998
Jack Britten 10

54 x 142 cm
MP #147

Mulura Mulura by Jimmy Nerrimah Mawukura
Mulura Mulura - 1999
Jimmy Nerrimah Mawukura 8

64.5 x 75.0 cm
MP #167 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Paparta Waterhole by Jimmy Kurtnu Pike
Paparta Waterhole - c.1990
Jimmy Kurtnu Pike 8

118 x 90 cm
MP #273
SOLD

Untitled - Artist's Country near Kunawarritji by Eubena Nampitjin
Untitled - Artist's Country near Kunawarritji - 1998
Eubena Nampitjin 8

80.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #282
SOLD

Arlatyeye (Wildflower Dreaming) by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Arlatyeye (Wildflower Dreaming) - 1996
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 19

98 x 138 cm
MP #462
SOLD

Women Hunting - Gurrunirringgu Myth by David Malangi
Women Hunting - Gurrunirringgu Myth - c.1985
David Malangi 2

93.5 x 64 cm
MP #463
SOLD

Yuratjadda Rock Hole by Eubena Nampitjin
Yuratjadda Rock Hole - 1992
Eubena Nampitjin 8

99.5 x 74.5 cm
MP #465
SOLD

Hills at Bottle Tree Creek by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Hills at Bottle Tree Creek - 1995
Rover (Julama) Thomas 9

45 x 60 cm
MP #466
SOLD

Tingari by Timmy Payungka Tjapangati
Tingari - 1994
Timmy Payungka Tjapangati

153 x 122 cm
MP #467
SOLD

Texas Downs Country by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Texas Downs Country - 1995
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 8

90.0 x 118.0 cm
MP #468
SOLD

Pirrinya by Charlie Tjapangarti
Pirrinya - 2004
Charlie Tjapangarti

152 x 123 cm
MP #473
SOLD

Great Sandy Desert - Canning Stock Route by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Great Sandy Desert - Canning Stock Route - 1996
Rover (Julama) Thomas 9

105.0 x 209 cm
MP #474
SOLD

Dibirdibi Country  by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Dibirdibi Country - 2010
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori 2

152 x 102 cm
MP #475
SOLD

Men's Ceremony by Charlie Brinkin
Men's Ceremony - c.1950
Charlie Brinkin

66 x 30 cm (irregula
MP #476
SOLD

Rockhole and Soakage of Lupul by Walangkura Napanangka
Rockhole and Soakage of Lupul - 2003
Walangkura Napanangka 6

137 x 122 cm
MP #480
SOLD

Kurrs-iew Kuiok by Dennis Nona
Kurrs-iew Kuiok - 1992
Dennis Nona 32

54h x 30w cm (irregu
MP #481
SOLD

I Am Not Sorry by Richard Bell
I Am Not Sorry - 2005
Richard Bell 1

60 x 50 cm
MP #483
SOLD

Untitled Landscape by Trevor Nickolls
Untitled Landscape - 1990
Trevor Nickolls 7

80.0 x 54.5 cm
MP #487 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Family at Evening by Kunyi June-Anne McInerney
Family at Evening - 1988
Kunyi June-Anne McInerney

76.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #490 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Wandijina by Alec Mingelmanganu
Wandijina - c.1976
Alec Mingelmanganu

130.0 x 65 cm
MP #491
SOLD

Rockholes site of Wirripi by Dini Campbell Tjampitjinpa
Rockholes site of Wirripi - 1992
Dini Campbell Tjampitjinpa

121 x 91 cm
MP #492
SOLD

2 x Balangjalngalan - Spirit Figures
1 x Dadba - King Brown Snake by Paddy Fordham Wainburranga
2 x Balangjalngalan - Spirit Figures 1 x Dadba - King Brown Snake - 1989
Paddy Fordham Wainburranga 6

Snake: 244 x 6 cm Ba
MP #494
SOLD

Untitled (Anooralya Yam) by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Untitled (Anooralya Yam) - 1994
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 19

121 x 91 cm
MP #495
SOLD

Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming at Dusk by Kathleen Petyarre
Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming at Dusk - 1999
Kathleen Petyarre 4

122.0 x 183.0 cm
MP #502
SOLD

Rockholes and Country, near the Olga's by Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri
Rockholes and Country, near the Olga's - 2006
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri 1

44 x 129 cm
MP #503
SOLD

Joori Joordji  by Lena Nyadbi
Joori Joordji - 2001
Lena Nyadbi

80 x 100 cm
MP #505
SOLD

Goanna associated with Wuyal Myth by Dundiwuy Wanambi
Goanna associated with Wuyal Myth - 1986
Dundiwuy Wanambi 1

82 x 28 cm
MP #507 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Travels of the Kungka Kutjarra by Makinti Napanangka
Travels of the Kungka Kutjarra - 2004
Makinti Napanangka 1

182 x 151cm
MP #509

Tingari Cycle by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Tingari Cycle - 1999
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa 11

122 x 92 cm
MP #510
SOLD

Nagalturrurangu by Jimmy Nerrimah Mawukura
Nagalturrurangu - 2002
Jimmy Nerrimah Mawukura 8

61 x 91 cm
MP #511
SOLD

Ngalyajiyi by Bessie Sims Nakamarra
Ngalyajiyi - 2003
Bessie Sims Nakamarra 1

150 x 60 cm
MP #512
SOLD

Killarney Bore by Freddie Timms
Killarney Bore - 2000
Freddie Timms 11

80 x 100 cm
MP #513 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Ladingburra Soak in the Great Sandy Desert by Eubena Nampitjin
Ladingburra Soak in the Great Sandy Desert - 1995
Eubena Nampitjin 8

80 x 120 cm
MP #515
SOLD

Milmilngkan Site by John Mawurndjul
Milmilngkan Site - 2007
John Mawurndjul

114.0 x 70.0 cm
MP #516
SOLD

Arlatyte Dreaming (Pencil Yam) by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Arlatyte Dreaming (Pencil Yam) - 1996
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 19

61.0 x 92.0 cm
MP #517
SOLD

Dingo Dreaming at Marnpi Rockhole by Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
Dingo Dreaming at Marnpi Rockhole - 1992
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri 7

91.0 x 6194.0 x 64.0
MP #518
SOLD

Bedford Hills by Paddy (Jampin) Jaminji
Bedford Hills - 1979
Paddy (Jampin) Jaminji 1

40 x 77 cm (irregula
MP #519
SOLD

Yugugree by Sally Liki Nanii
Yugugree - 2003
Sally Liki Nanii 1

180 x 65 cm
MP #520 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Purkitji by Boxer Milner
Purkitji - 2002
Boxer Milner 2

105 x 75 cm
MP #521 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Mina Mina Jukurrpa  by Judy Watson Napangardi
Mina Mina Jukurrpa - 2005
Judy Watson Napangardi 6

152.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #522
SOLD

Millstream Waterholes by Clifton Mack
Millstream Waterholes - 2011
Clifton Mack

83.0 x 159 cm
MP #523
SOLD

Mina Mina Dreaming by Maggie Watson Napangardi
Mina Mina Dreaming - 1999
Maggie Watson Napangardi 2

40.0 x 65.5 cm
MP #524
SOLD

Three Dreamings (triptych) by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Three Dreamings (triptych) - 1995
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

43.0 x 132 cm
MP #526 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Angry Bulukbun by Ginger Munduwalawala Riley
Angry Bulukbun - c.1995
Ginger Munduwalawala Riley

51 x 71.5 cm
MP #527
SOLD

Djaringarra by Boxer Milner
Djaringarra - 2004
Boxer Milner 2

100 x 100 cm
MP #528 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Kuru Ala by Wingu Tingima
Kuru Ala - 2007
Wingu Tingima

120.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #529
SOLD

Kirriwirri by Daniel Walbidi
Kirriwirri - 2015
Daniel Walbidi 1

44 x 56 cm
MP #530
SOLD

Red Crown Blak Flowers by Clinton Nain
Red Crown Blak Flowers - 2011
Clinton Nain

112 x 77 cm
MP #531
SOLD

Bush Leaf by Abie Loy Kemerre
Bush Leaf - 2008
Abie Loy Kemerre 16

107 x 107 cm
MP #532
SOLD

Wolf Crater by Freddie Timms
Wolf Crater - 1999
Freddie Timms 11

135 x 122 cm
MP #533
SOLD

Mina Mina - Hair String by Judy Watson Napangardi
Mina Mina - Hair String - 2015
Judy Watson Napangardi 6

106.0 x 76 cm
MP #534
SOLD

My Country by Netta Loogatha
My Country - 2003
Netta Loogatha

134.0 x 60 cm
MP #535 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

My Country - Warlawoon by Rammey Ramsey
My Country - Warlawoon - 2007
Rammey Ramsey 1

122.0 x 135.0 cm
MP #536

Lungarung by Weaver Jack
Lungarung - 2006
Weaver Jack

168.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #537
SOLD

A West Australian Wunda Shield by Artist Once Known
A West Australian Wunda Shield - c.1900
Artist Once Known 22

70 x 18 x 6 cm
MP #538 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Wolf Creek Crater by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Wolf Creek Crater - 1996
Rover (Julama) Thomas 9

61 x 91 cm 64 x 94 c
MP #542
SOLD

Ngarlu, Love Story by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Ngarlu, Love Story - 1994
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

46.0 x 57 cm
MP #543
SOLD

Awelye Atnuengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnuengerrp - 2003
Minnie Pwerle 12

90.5 x 60.5 cm
MP #544
SOLD

Message Sticks by Regina Wilson
Message Sticks - c.2006
Regina Wilson 2

110.0 x 204.0 cm
MP #546
SOLD

Kawun (Ashes-Ashes) by Hector Jandany
Kawun (Ashes-Ashes) - 1997
Hector Jandany 6

120 x 150 cm
MP #547
SOLD

Bird Carving - Brolga by Charlie Rrukula
Bird Carving - Brolga - c.1985
Charlie Rrukula

63 x 11 x 12 cm
MP #548
SOLD

Untitled by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Untitled - c.1975
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

55.0 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm
MP #550
SOLD

Rockholes and Country by Wentja Napaltjarri
Rockholes and Country - 2010
Wentja Napaltjarri 1

122.5 x 122 cm
MP #551
SOLD

Marrapinti by Naata Nungurrayi
Marrapinti - 2007
Naata Nungurrayi 8

122 x 153 cm
MP #552
SOLD

Country - Great Sandy Desert by Sam Tjampitjin
Country - Great Sandy Desert - 1999
Sam Tjampitjin 1

90 x 60 cm
MP #553
SOLD

Two hand-painted Woomeras by Albert Namatjira
Two hand-painted Woomeras - c.1940
Albert Namatjira

67 x 15 cm 72.5 x 12
MP #554
SOLD

A Suite of Eight Drawings by Butcher Joe Nangan
A Suite of Eight Drawings - 1981
Butcher Joe Nangan

various x 0.0 cm
MP #555
SOLD

Macassan Traders by Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
Macassan Traders - c.1968
Mungurrawuy Yunupingu

108.0 x 37.0 cm
MP #556
SOLD

Kolobarr the Kangaroo by Peter Marralwanga
Kolobarr the Kangaroo - c.1973
Peter Marralwanga 1

88.0 x 51.0 cm
MP #557 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Birrkili Dreaming by Peter Mondjinju
Birrkili Dreaming - c.1969
Peter Mondjinju

66.0 x 44.0 cm
MP #558 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Pearl Shell Lonka Lonka by Aubrey Tigan
Pearl Shell Lonka Lonka - c.2005
Aubrey Tigan 1

17.0 x 13(irregular)
MP #559 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Djartabaramba by Ginger Riley Munduwalawala
Djartabaramba - 1994
Ginger Riley Munduwalawala 1

67 x 50 cm (image) 7
MP #560 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Napperby Dreaming by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Napperby Dreaming - 1998
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

122 x 134 cm
MP #562 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

River at my Father's Country by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
River at my Father's Country - 2008
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori 2

152 x 101 cm
MP #563
SOLD

Ngatum Tingari Tjukurrpa by Tommy Mitchell
Ngatum Tingari Tjukurrpa - 2007
Tommy Mitchell

101 x 51 cm
MP #564
SOLD

Pukara by Jimmy Donegan
Pukara - 2005
Jimmy Donegan 1

151.0 x 98.0 cm
MP #565 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Luma Luma, the giant with Dilly Bag by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra
Luma Luma, the giant with Dilly Bag - 1988
Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra

161 x 56 cm
MP #566
SOLD

Kanpi by Jimmy Baker
Kanpi - 2007
Jimmy Baker 3

105 x 125 cm
MP #567
SOLD

Rainbow  by Abie Jumbyinmba Tjangala
Rainbow - 1994
Abie Jumbyinmba Tjangala 14

120 x 102 cm
MP #568 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Minchin, in the Great Sandy Desert by Johnny Mosquito Tjapangarti
Minchin, in the Great Sandy Desert - 1995
Johnny Mosquito Tjapangarti

90 x 60 cm
MP #569
SOLD

Djambatj by Djambawa Marawilli
Djambatj - 2005
Djambawa Marawilli

71 x 32 cm
MP #570
SOLD

Lorrkon - Mortuary Pole by Charlie Djurritjini
Lorrkon - Mortuary Pole - c.1990
Charlie Djurritjini 3

250 x 20 x 20 cm
MP #571
SOLD

Murga by Lydia Balbal
Murga - 2007
Lydia Balbal 1

117 x 91 cm
MP #572
SOLD

Kame-Summer Awelye by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Kame-Summer Awelye - 1992
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 19

121.0 x 208.0 cm
MP #573
SOLD

Untitled (Ceremony at Mount Allan) by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Untitled (Ceremony at Mount Allan) - 1989/1990
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

296.0 x 128.0 cm
MP #574
SOLD

A North Queensland Woomera by Artist Once Known
A North Queensland Woomera - c.1880
Artist Once Known 22

94 x 5 cm
MP #575
SOLD

A Collection of Five Ceremonial Spear Heads by Artist Once Known
A Collection of Five Ceremonial Spear Heads - c.1920
Artist Once Known 22

102h x 28w x 9d cm
MP #576
SOLD

Two Tiwi Pukumani Poles by Artist Once Known
Two Tiwi Pukumani Poles - c.1950
Artist Once Known 22

53.0 x 10.0 x 1064.0
MP #577 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Straightening Spears by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula
Straightening Spears - 1998
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula 6

120.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #578
SOLD

The Tingari at Kaakuratintja by Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi
The Tingari at Kaakuratintja - 1995
Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

153 x 77 cm
MP #579
SOLD

Two Jangulas (Tjangalas) by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Two Jangulas (Tjangalas) - 1990
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 4

100.0 x 128.0 cm
MP #580
SOLD

Djan'kawu Story by Bungawuy Djalambu
Djan'kawu Story - c.1962
Bungawuy Djalambu 1

98.0 x 56.0 cm
MP #581 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Short-necked Turtoise by Mick Kubarkku
Short-necked Turtoise - c.1980
Mick Kubarkku

77.0 x 51.0 cm
MP #582 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Yam Dreaming (red dots) edition 28/50 by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Yam Dreaming (red dots) edition 28/50 - 1995
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 19

76.0 x 57(paper) x 8
MP #583
SOLD

Punkilpirri by Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)
Punkilpirri - 2008
Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) 4

182 x 242.5 cm
MP #584
SOLD

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Tingari - 1996
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa 11

88.0 x 120.5 cm
MP #586

Untitled (Artist's Country) by Tommy (Yannima) Watson
Untitled (Artist's Country) - 2015
Tommy (Yannima) Watson 12

74 x 58.5 cm
MP #587
SOLD