Sotheby's Australia

The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art | Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art

AU0777 | 28 May 2013 | Melbourne | 6:30 PM

Sale Number: AU0777

The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art

LOTS 1-46

The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art is comprised of major works dating from 1971 to 1976 and  provides a rich and insightful understanding of the founding of Australia’s contemporary Indigenous Art movement.  The Collection will be offered for sale by Sotheby’s Australia on 28 May 2013 in Melbourne.

Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art

LOTS 47-120

A diverse and impressive collection of Indigenous Art and Artefacts from the 19th Century through to the present day.  The sale includes six rare photographic albums by Charles Henry Kerry and Henry King from circa 1886, three masterpieces of Early Papunya Art from the Collection of Anne Chase, and exceptional works by Paddy Bedford. The Collection will be offered for sale by Sotheby’s Australia on 28 May 2013 in Melbourne. 

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

D’Lan Davidson

Head

Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9509 2900
E: D’Lan Davidson

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Aboriginal Art
Melbourne | Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9509 2900 |
+61 (0)2 9362 1000
E: Geoffrey Smith

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9509 2900
E: Fiona Hayward

Dr David Hansen

Senior Researcher | Specialist

Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9509 2900
E: Dr David Hansen

Brett Ballard

Specialist

Aboriginal Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9362 1000
E: Brett Ballard

Harley Young

Facilities & Operations Manager |
Executive Assistant to Chairman

Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9509 2900
E: Harley Young

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $2,272,372

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

Sydney  |  16-19 May, 10 am to 5 pm
118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra
Melbourne  |  23-27 May, 10 am to 5 pm
ANZAC House, Level 4, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne








The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
1 Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
circa 1928-1998

CEREMONIAL MEDICINE STORY (1971)

Estimate $35,000 - $55,000 Lot Sold: $56,120 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Uta Uta Tjangala. Licensed by Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
2 Uta Uta Tjangala
circa 1926-1990

UNTITLED (KUTITJI) (1971)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $8,540 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Johnny Tjupurrula Warangkula. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
3 Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula
circa 1925-2001

WATER DREAMING AND LIGHTNING (1971)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
4 Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa
circa 1920-1989

HONEY ANT TRAVELLING DREAMING (1971)

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Johnny Tjupurrula Warangkula. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
5 Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula
circa 1925-2001

TRAVELLING WATER DREAMING WITH LIGHTNING (1971)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Uta Uta Tjangala. Licensed by Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
6 Uta Uta Tjangala
circa 1926-1990

TESTICLES GOING WALKABOUT (MEDICINE STORY) (VERSION 1) (1971)

Estimate $35,000 - $55,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Walter Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
8 Walter Tjampitjinpa
circa 1910-1981

WOMEN'S BIG CEREMONIAL DREAMING JOURNEY (1971)

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of George Tjangala. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
9 George Tjangala
circa 1926-1990

MEN AND WOMEN AT SNAKE CEREMONY (1971)

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Timmy Payungka Tjapangarti. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
10 Timmy Payungka Tjapangati
circa 1942-2000

CEREMONIAL DREAMING JOURNEY (1971)

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777
11 Attributed to Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
circa 1914-1996

UNTITLED (KUTITJI) (CIRCA 1971)

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
12 Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri
circa 1926-1998

UNTITLED (KUTITJI) (1971)

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $9,150 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
13 Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri
circa 1929-1984

YAM DREAMING (VERSION 1) (1972)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
14 Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
born 1943

CEREMONIAL DREAMING (1972)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
16 Kaapa (Mbitjana) Tjampitjinpa
circa 1920-1989

CORROBOREE AND BODY DECORATION (1972)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $109,800 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 \xA9 Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
17 Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri
born circa 1940

WALLABY DREAMING AT TJUNTI (1972)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Walter Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
18 Walter Tjampitjinpa
circa 1910-1981

PINTUPI TRAVELLING WATER DREAMING (1972)

Estimate $25,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
19 Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra
born 1932

SNAKE DREAMING (1972)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $53,680 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777
21 Attributed to Kaapa (Mbitjana) Tjampitjinpa
circa 1920-1989

ALPAR (COOLAMON) (CIRCA 1973-1974)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © The Estate of Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
22 Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri
1929-1984

EURO DREAMING (1973)

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777 © Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
23 Bill Stockman Tjapaltjarri
born circa 1927

BOOMERANG DREAMING (1973)

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art  |  Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art - AU0777
24 Musty Syddick Tjapangati
(working 1970s)

UNTITLED (1970s)

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

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