We have included ONLY “Museum Quality” pieces which will work well both in the current “secondary art” market as well as in your self-sponsored superannuation fund or simply for your enjoyment… hanging on your wall.
On this list, we have only included old masters… these are the founding fathers and mothers of the “Papunya Tula” movement… past elders, law-men and women AND of course artists in their respective communities.
For each piece of art we have including some or all of the following information:
PHOTO: A photo of the piece of art
ARTIST NAME: The artist’s name
TITLE: The Title of the piece of art
YEAR: The year the piece of art was completed
MEDIUM: Paint & base type used to execute the piece
IMAGE SIZE: The size in millimetres
SIGNATURE: If the piece is originally signed by the artist & where
DOCUMENTATION: Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) and/or working photos
CATALOGUE: Issued by either the artist, gallery, agent or Community
BOOK ILLUSTRATED: Denotes the piece of art as illustrated in a book and/or catalogue
AIAM: Australian Indigenous Art Market ranked artist & market rating
PROVENANCE: All other documentation relating to this artwork/artist
PRICE: In Bitcoin / US Dollars
SPECIAL NOTES: Important references on the artist and/or the piece of art
AWARDS: Important award/s won by the artist and/or the piece of art
GALLERY PRICE: Current Gallery pricing for the artist
AUCTION RESULTS: Top ten artworks for this artist sold at auction
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Brief biographical information on artist
ARTIST: Must be a listed and well documented artist.
SIZE: Size does matter in art….as a general rule, the larger the piece, the higher the price.
SUBJECT MATTER: Very important indeed….each artist leaves the legacy of a particular subject matter(s) which tend to define this artist’s career (life). For Aboriginal artists this is defined as the “Dreaming”.
QUALITY: Known on the market as “Museum Quality” pieces of art. The very best examples painted by that artist in their career.
PROVENANCE: This comes in many forms… Good provenance includes, but is not limited to; Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) / photos of works / working photos (when available) / life of artist / professional accomplishments / awards / collections both in Australia and Internationally / major exhibitions held by the artist / sales records and results / bibliography on books, articles and essays published on or by the artist / references and numerous other factors.
Unfortunately we had to stop there….as you can imagine, we could have gone on forever supplying more and more information on each artist and each piece with the danger of this document becoming a thesis rather than a catalogue.
All of the artists included in the catalogue are collected in literally hundreds of Galleries worldwide….some of these being:
INTERNATIONAL GALLERY COLLECTIONS
CHARITY COLLECTIONS and
NATIONAL GALLERY – CANBERRA
ART GALLERY OF NSW – SYDNEY
ART GALLERY OF VICTORIA – MELBOURNE
HOLMES A’ COURT COLLECTION – PERTH
BRITISH MUSEUM – LONDON
MUSEE’ DU QUAI BRANLY – PARIS
FAO – ROME
NATIONAL GALLERY – LONDON
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART – NEW YORK
GUGGENHEIM – NEW YORK
BHP BILLATON – AUSTRALIA
KELTON FOUNDATION – LOS ANGELES
LOUVRE – PARIS
QUEEN MOTHER COLLECTION – LONDON
THE VROOM COLLECTION – THE NETHERLANDS
PICASSO MUSEUM – PARIS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY COLLECTION – USA
….and hundreds of others.
We have also omitted to comment on each piece of art with reference to its importance in the artist’s career (if any) and in relation to its’ cultural significance and artist’s “Dreaming”. Again, this information is readily available on request.
Other information we may have omitted is mainly biographical data on each artist which could have included such things as:
and references….but as before, all of the above information is readily available on request.
We have been investing in and selling art for the past 35 years. Our collection consists of well over 4000 pieces. Other Australian Aboriginal artists I have the pleasure of representing are:
Minnie Pwerle Emily Pwerle Galya Pwerle
Molly Pwerle Jack Britten Makinti NAPANANGKA
Ada Bird PETYARRE George TJUNGURRAI Kathleen PETYARRE
Kudditji KNGWARREYE Barney ELLEGA Abie Loy KEMARRE
Lindsay Bird MPETYANE Barbara Napangardi REID Henry WAMBINI
Gabriella POSSUM Ningura NAPARRULA Ngoia Pollard NAPALTJARRI
Shirley PURDIE Madigan THOMAS Ronnie TJAMPITJINPA
Walangkura NAPANANGKA Walala TJAMPALTJARRI Mick NAMARARAI
Dr David MALANGI Judy WATSON Lilly Kelly NAPANGARDI
Joanne Currie NALINGU Lorna FENCER Pansy NAPANGARDI
Richard BELL….and many, many more.
We hope that all of the above (as well as the main catalogue itself) is as easily understandable as we intended it to be….again, all prices quoted are in both USD and Bitcoin.