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DoneTue, Nov 27, 2018 3:00 AM EST
Paddington, NSW, AU

Aboriginal Works of Art

Welcome to the second 2018 Cooee Art MarketPlace Aboriginal Fine Art offering. To be held on November 27th this multi-vendor auction features 88 works from 43 private collections in Australia and overseas. The estimated sale value is $1.0 - $1.2 million. The sale includes a number of highly significant works including paintings by the three artists who are credited as having initiated the Western Desert Art movement – clan brother’s Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri and Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, and their ‘brother in arms’ Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa. Amongst the many other fascinating and highly collectable works in this sale are a very early West Kimberley board painted in ochre and gum resin depicting a ceremony by Jarinyanu David Downs (Lot 31) carrying an estimate of $25,000-35,000, a beautiful rendition of Rainbow Jowie - Lake Billiluna by East Kimberley master Rover Thomas (Lot 35) (Est $50,000-60,000); and a number of fine works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Cooee Art MarketPlace charges buyers just 15% commission compared to 25% through other auction houses. Owned by Cooee Art, Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous fine art gallery, its specialist resources have taken decades to build and are available free of charge to both sellers and potential buyers. You can discover a wealth of information on all of the major artists whose works are included in this catalogue on our Cooee Art website.