EINDIGENOUS FINE ART AUCTION | OCTOBER 20TH 2020

8th to 20th October 2020
Auction: 20th October 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cooee Art Paddington
Address: 326 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2026 Australia

Our cover lot is a highly desirable and rare Final Series work by Emily Kame Kngwarreye -   only the second of the 24 works she created during the last weeks of her life to have ever been offered for public sale. Carrying a pre-sale estimate of $400,000-600,000, it is, in my own opinion, one of the crown jewels of Aboriginal art. Scattered throughout this catalogue are testimonials to Emily’s genius from some of the most highly respected curators in Australia. They attest to the power, beauty, and importance of this and other final series paintings.

Other works worthy of note in this sale are the panoramic Emily’s Country (Lot 51), created with a thickly textured profusion of purple, yellow, pink and blue paint. This major 212 x 148 cm work, depicting the desert's food sources after rain with a laser-like intensity, is estimated at $260,000-320,000; two strong paintings by Tommy Yanima Watson, including the major work Irika (Lot 83) measuring 301 x 182 cm and conservatively estimated at $80,000-120,000; a charming image of the Three Wise Men visiting Jesus at Warmun by Queenie Nakarra McKenzie (Lot 64), which is in the sale at $25,000-35,000; and two early paintings created by Rover Thomas on construction ply soon after the dawn of the Kimberley painting movement. These works by Rover Thomas were both exhibited at museums throughout Europe and Japan between 1996 and 2006, as part of the Nangara exhibition, and are illustrated in the impressive bound catalogues that accompanied this important exhibition.

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. 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, on our website: www.cooeeart.com.au/marketplace
You can access the Cooee Art MarketPLace dedicated auction platform where you can bid live online, leave absentee bids or simply just watch the auction at: auction.cooeeart.com.au

 

The Kawariny (Bungle Bungles) by Jack Britten
The Kawariny (Bungle Bungles) - 2000
Jack Britten 9

90.0 x 121.0 cm
MP #146
SOLD

My Country - Ngupawarlu by Nyuju Stumpy Brown
My Country - Ngupawarlu - 2005
Nyuju Stumpy Brown

51.0 x 73.0 cm
MP #152
SOLD

Waarla by Billy Joongarra Thomas
Waarla - 2000
Billy Joongarra Thomas 3

80.0 x 100.0 cm
MP #297
$POA

Love Story  by Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri
Love Story - 1979
Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri 1

95.0 x 170.0 cm
MP #310
SOLD

Jilamara by Kitty Kantilla
Jilamara - 2000
Kitty Kantilla 1

56.0 x 75.0 cm
MP #374
SOLD

Pukara by Jimmy Donegan
Pukara - 2005
Jimmy Donegan

98.0 x 151.0 cm
MP #565
SOLD

Rockholes and Country near the Olga's by Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri
Rockholes and Country near the Olga's - 2007
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri 1

97.0 x 212.0 cm
MP #697
SOLD

Tingari at Karrkurruntjintjana by Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi
Tingari at Karrkurruntjintjana - 1984
Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

122.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #698
SOLD

My Country - Final Series by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
My Country - Final Series - 1996
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

127.0 x 82.0 cm
MP #699
SOLD

Rockholes at Patantjanya by Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri
Rockholes at Patantjanya - 2002
Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri

152.0 x 121.5 cm
MP #700
SOLD

The Three Wise Men Visit Jesus Near Warmun by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
The Three Wise Men Visit Jesus Near Warmun - 1994-1995
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 8

152.5 x 101.0 cm
MP #701 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Kuniya Kutjarra (Two Pythons) by Anatjari No. I Tjampitjinpa
Kuniya Kutjarra (Two Pythons) - 1997
Anatjari No. I Tjampitjinpa 1

61.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #702
SOLD

Tingari by Anatjari No. I Tjampitjinpa
Tingari - 1994
Anatjari No. I Tjampitjinpa 1

122.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #703 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

My Mother’s Country by Barbara Weir
My Mother’s Country - 0.1998
Barbara Weir 3

180.0 x 117.0 cm
MP #704 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Corkwood Dreaming by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Corkwood Dreaming - 1996
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri 3

141.0 x 88.0 cm
MP #705
SOLD

Wilkinkarra by Benny Tjapaltjarri
Wilkinkarra - 1998
Benny Tjapaltjarri

61.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #706
SOLD

Untitled by Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula
Untitled - 1987
Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula

118.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #707
SOLD

Alatyite (Spinifex) Dreaming by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Alatyite (Spinifex) Dreaming - 1995
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

117.0 x 86.5 cm
MP #708
SOLD

My Country by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
My Country - 1995
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

92.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #709 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Awelye by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Awelye - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

91.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #710
SOLD

Summer Abundance V by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Summer Abundance V - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

120.5 x 91.0 cm
MP #711
SOLD

Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Untitled - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

120.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #712
SOLD

Alalgura Country by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Alalgura Country - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

151.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #713
SOLD

My Country by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
My Country - 1995
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

152.5 x 122.0 cm
MP #714
SOLD

Emily's Country by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Emily's Country - 1994
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

212.0 x 148.0 cm
MP #715 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Women's Ceremonies by
Women's Ceremonies - 2005

122.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #716
SOLD

Water Dreaming at Yuntu by Fred Tjakamarra
Water Dreaming at Yuntu - 1995
Fred Tjakamarra

80.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #717
SOLD

Tingari Dreaming Cycle by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
Tingari Dreaming Cycle - 2004
Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

112.0 x 101.5 cm
MP #718
SOLD

Tingari by John Kipara Tjakamarra
Tingari - 1982
John Kipara Tjakamarra

121.0 x 90.5 cm
MP #719
SOLD

Tingari Dreaming by Billy Nolan Tjapangati
Tingari Dreaming - 2003
Billy Nolan Tjapangati

46.0 x 152.0 cm
MP #720
SOLD

Caterpillar  by Lorna Fencer Naparrula
Caterpillar - 2000
Lorna Fencer Naparrula 43

125.0 x 101.5 cm
MP #721 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Bush Potato Dreaming by Lorna Fencer Naparrula
Bush Potato Dreaming - 1997
Lorna Fencer Naparrula 43

122.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #722
SOLD

Men's Ceremony by Malcolm Maloney Jagamarra
Men's Ceremony - 1990
Malcolm Maloney Jagamarra

147.0 x 106.0 cm
MP #723
SOLD

Men's Ceremony by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula
Men's Ceremony - 1999
Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

153.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #724 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Awelye by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye - 1999
Minnie Pwerle 8

122.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #725
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 1996
Minnie Pwerle 8

122.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #726
SOLD

Aldappa Dance Lines by Molly Pwerle
Aldappa Dance Lines - 2005
Molly Pwerle

122.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #727 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Women's Dreaming by Nancy Nungurrayi
Women's Dreaming - 2003
Nancy Nungurrayi 2

121.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #728 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2000
Minnie Pwerle 8

233.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #729
SOLD

Women's Ceremony by Narpula Scobie Naparrula
Women's Ceremony - 1998
Narpula Scobie Naparrula

91.5 x 60.0 cm
MP #730
SOLD

Untitled (Tingari Design) by Old Tutuma Tjapangati
Untitled (Tingari Design) - 1977
Old Tutuma Tjapangati

61.0 x 115.0 x 2 cm
MP #731
SOLD

Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming at Kalipinypa) by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming at Kalipinypa) - 1995
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa 4

61.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #733
SOLD

Untitled (Women's Ceremony)  by Peggy Purvis Mpetyane
Untitled (Women's Ceremony) - 1989
Peggy Purvis Mpetyane

151.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #734 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Body Paint Design & Desert Grasses by Emily Pwerle
Body Paint Design & Desert Grasses - 2005
Emily Pwerle 3

122.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #735 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Untitled (Tjaluwon) by Susie Bootja Bootja Napaljarri
Untitled (Tjaluwon) - 1993
Susie Bootja Bootja Napaljarri 1

59.5 x 119.0 cm
MP #736
SOLD

Tingari by Timmy Payungka Tjapangati
Tingari - 1993
Timmy Payungka Tjapangati

125.0 x 94.0 cm
MP #737
SOLD

Wanampi Dreaming at Wikinkarra by Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Wanampi Dreaming at Wikinkarra - 1996
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

61.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #738
SOLD

Tingari by Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Tingari - 1993
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

122.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #739
SOLD

Fire Dreaming by Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Fire Dreaming - 1996
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

122.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #740 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Tingari Cycle by Willy Tjungurrayi
Tingari Cycle - 1995
Willy Tjungurrayi 3

121.0 x 92.5 cm
MP #741 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Two Rockholes by Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula
Two Rockholes - 1999
Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula 1

61.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #742
SOLD

Anyali Range by Long Tom Tjapanangka
Anyali Range - 2000
Long Tom Tjapanangka

183.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #743
SOLD

Marrapinti by Yalti Napangardi
Marrapinti - 2003
Yalti Napangardi

122.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #744
SOLD

Wirrulnga by Yalti Napangardi
Wirrulnga - 2003
Yalti Napangardi

122.0 x 91.5 cm
MP #745
SOLD

Wirrulnga (Two Rockholes) by Walangkura Napanangka
Wirrulnga (Two Rockholes) - 1999
Walangkura Napanangka 4

122.0 x 92.0 cm
MP #746 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Awelye Atnwengerrp, Women's Sacred Sites by Galya Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp, Women's Sacred Sites - 2005
Galya Pwerle

123.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #747 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Canning Stock Route by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Canning Stock Route - c.1984
Rover (Julama) Thomas 9

121.0 x 60.0 cm
MP #748
SOLD

Baragu Country by Rover (Julama) Thomas
Baragu Country - 1985
Rover (Julama) Thomas 9

60.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #749
SOLD

Women's Dreaming at Mulpurringa and Umari by Tjunkiya Napaltjarri & Wintjiya Napaltjarri
Women's Dreaming at Mulpurringa and Umari - 1997
Tjunkiya Napaltjarri & Wintjiya Napaltjarri

122.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #750
SOLD

Kungka Kutjara Playing Love Magic Game (Munni Munni) at Ykalke by Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
Kungka Kutjara Playing Love Magic Game (Munni Munni) at Ykalke - 1995
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri 5

91.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #751
SOLD

Tingari Dreaming Cycle by Nancy Nungurrayi
Tingari Dreaming Cycle - 2004
Nancy Nungurrayi 2

84.0 x 84.0 cm
MP #752
SOLD

Tingari Dreaming Cycle by Nyanyuma Napangardi
Tingari Dreaming Cycle - 2003
Nyanyuma Napangardi

91.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #753
SOLD

Tingari Dreaming Cycle by Nyanyuma Napangardi
Tingari Dreaming Cycle - 2003
Nyanyuma Napangardi

51.0 x 102.0 cm
MP #754
SOLD

Tingari Cycle by Doctor George Tjapaltjarri
Tingari Cycle - 1998
Doctor George Tjapaltjarri

119.0 x 70.5 cm
MP #755
SOLD

Tingari at Karrkurruntjintjana by Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi
Tingari at Karrkurruntjintjana - 1994
Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

136.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #756
SOLD

Untitled by Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford
Untitled - 1998
Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford 2

59.0 x 73.0 cm
MP #757
SOLD

Women's Dreaming at Tika Tika by Tatali Nangala
Women's Dreaming at Tika Tika - 1998
Tatali Nangala 2

61.0 x 54.5 cm
MP #758 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Two Women Dreaming - Tingari Site by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula
Two Women Dreaming - Tingari Site - 1995
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula 6

91.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #759
SOLD

Women's Dreaming at Marrapinti by Walangkura Napanangka
Women's Dreaming at Marrapinti - 1998
Walangkura Napanangka 4

90.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #760
SOLD

Watanuma by Wintjiya (Winnie) Napaljarri
Watanuma - 1998
Wintjiya (Winnie) Napaljarri

45.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #761
SOLD

Tingari by Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi
Tingari - 1994
Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

122.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #762
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2004
Minnie Pwerle 8

121.0 x 174.0 cm
MP #763
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2004
Minnie Pwerle 8

91.0 x 180.0 cm
MP #764
SOLD

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Minnie Pwerle
Awelye Atnwengerrp - 2004
Minnie Pwerle 8

91.0 x 180.0 cm
MP #765
SOLD

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - Sandhill Country (After Hailstorm)  by Kathleen Petyarre
Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - Sandhill Country (After Hailstorm) - 2004
Kathleen Petyarre 3

122.0 x 122.0 cm
MP #766
SOLD

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming by Kathleen Petyarre
Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - 2004
Kathleen Petyarre 3

92.0 x 92.0 cm
MP #767
SOLD

Wild Potato Dreaming by Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Wild Potato Dreaming - 1993
Emily Kame Kngwarreye 7

121.0 x 90.5 cm
MP #768
SOLD

Wirrilpinya by Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi
Wirrilpinya - 2009
Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi

92.0 x 107.0 cm
MP #769
SOLD

Tingari Cycle by Walala Tjapaltjarri
Tingari Cycle - 2009
Walala Tjapaltjarri 3

122.0 x 152.0 cm
MP #770
SOLD

Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) by Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)
Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - 2007
Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) 2

122.0 x 153.0 cm
MP #771
SOLD

Untitled by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
Untitled - 2007
Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

183.0 x 153.0 cm
MP #772
SOLD

Balangjalngalan, Spirit Figure by Paddy Fordham Wainburranga
Balangjalngalan, Spirit Figure - 1989
Paddy Fordham Wainburranga 6

294.0 x 16.0 x 14.0
MP #773
SOLD

Sand Hill Country by Abie Loy Kemerre
Sand Hill Country - 2013
Abie Loy Kemerre 13

152.0 x 107.0 cm
MP #774
SOLD

Woondawoon - Charlie Bight by Freddie Timms
Woondawoon - Charlie Bight - 2000
Freddie Timms 6

100.0 x 80.0 cm
MP #775
SOLD

Tingari by Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Tingari - 2006
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

150.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #776
SOLD

Irika by Tommy (Yannima) Watson
Irika - 2015
Tommy (Yannima) Watson 6

301.0 x 182.0 cm
MP #777
SOLD

The Travels of a Group of Women by Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)
The Travels of a Group of Women - 2003
Nyurapaiya Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) 2

122.0 x 90.5 cm
MP #778
SOLD

Bush Plum by Poly Ngal
Bush Plum - 2005
Poly Ngal 5

123.0 x 92.0 cm
MP #779
SOLD

Women's Business by Ningura Gibson Napurrula
Women's Business - 2006
Ningura Gibson Napurrula

177.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #780
SOLD

Kanpi by Jimmy Baker
Kanpi - 2005
Jimmy Baker 1

95.0 x 79.0 cm
MP #781 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Jilla and Jilji by Jukuja Dolly Snell
Jilla and Jilji - 2012
Jukuja Dolly Snell

88.5 x 60.0 cm
MP #782
SOLD

Rockholes Near the Olgas by Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri
Rockholes Near the Olgas - 2008
Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri 1

38.0 x 25 each cm
MP #783
SOLD

Women's Dreaming  by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula
Women's Dreaming - 1975
Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

61.0 x 45.5 cm
MP #785
SOLD

Men’s Initiation Ceremony  by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula
Men’s Initiation Ceremony - 1982
Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula 6

30.5 x 61.0 cm
MP #786
SOLD

Untitled by Tommy (Yannima) Watson
Untitled - 2014
Tommy (Yannima) Watson 6

121.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #787
SOLD

Hippy Picnic by Trevor Nickolls
Hippy Picnic - 2006
Trevor Nickolls 5

84.0 x 56.0 cm
MP #788
SOLD

The Hunting Ground by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
The Hunting Ground - 2005
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori 1

120.5 x 91.0 cm
MP #789
SOLD

Marrapinti by Takariya Napaljarri
Marrapinti - 2002
Takariya Napaljarri

61.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #790
SOLD

Pitill Jila by Wakartu Cory Surprise
Pitill Jila - 2007
Wakartu Cory Surprise

60.0 x 90.0 cm
MP #791
SOLD

Mook Mook Owls with Young by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Mook Mook Owls with Young - 1996
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 8

90.5 x 90.5 cm
MP #792
SOLD

Texas Hills (Carboyd Ranges) by Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Texas Hills (Carboyd Ranges) - 1995
Queenie McKenzie Nakarra 8

76.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #793
SOLD

Pankapirni by Eubena Nampitjin
Pankapirni - 2003
Eubena Nampitjin 7

119.0 x 60.0 cm
MP #794
SOLD

Mina Mina by Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Mina Mina - 2006
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi 10

167.0 x 181.0 cm
MP #795
SOLD

Marla Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming) by Paddy Sims Tjapaltjarri
Marla Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming) - 2006
Paddy Sims Tjapaltjarri 8

121.0 x 106.0 cm
MP #796
SOLD

Tingari at Wirrilpi  by Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi
Tingari at Wirrilpi - 2000
Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi

91.0 x 61.0 cm
MP #797
SOLD

Walawurru Eagle Dreaming by Paddy Japaljarri Stewart
Walawurru Eagle Dreaming - 2002
Paddy Japaljarri Stewart 13

101.0 x 91.0 cm
MP #798
SOLD

Untitled by Hector Jandany
Untitled - 1987
Hector Jandany 7

120.0 x 120.0 cm
MP #799 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$POA

Bandicoot by Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
Bandicoot - 1995
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri 5

204.0 x 134.0 cm
MP #800
SOLD

Awelye-Atnwengerrp  by Emily Pwerle
Awelye-Atnwengerrp - 2008
Emily Pwerle 3

193.0 x 141.0 cm
MP #801
SOLD

Root Plant by Artist Once Known
Root Plant - 1975
Artist Once Known 23

62.5 x 75.0 cm
MP #802
SOLD