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          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Flower Dreaming
            Jun. 26, 2024

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Flower Dreaming

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Flower Dreaming synthetic polymer paint on canvas 144.0 x 124.0 cm

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Wild Orange 1991
            Jun. 26, 2024

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Wild Orange 1991

            Est: $60,000 - $80,000

            PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Wild Orange 1991 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 166.5 x 132.5 cm accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Outback Australia, Queensland

            Menzies
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Alalgura Country, 1993
            Mar. 05, 2024

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Alalgura Country, 1993

            Est: $70,000 - $90,000

            In this highly dramatic work, the application of pink, yellow, and grey colours highlight the varied and changing hues in the lifecycle of the Anooralya Yam and the seasonal change that comes when storms build and bring rain to the the dry desert landscape near Alalgura on Utopia Station, west of Delmore Downs. The thick textured fusion of deep yellow and pink hues gives a concentrated view of the desert's food sources after rain. Often hidden from view, these seed, fruit, and root vegetables are enormously bountiful. The requirement to understand the life cycles of all bush foods is necessary to the survival of Alyawerre and Anmatjerre people. This work evokes the build up of an approaching storm. The rain falls and water slowly flows along the broad shallow watercourse and replenishes the soakage at Alalgura. The flourish of growth that follows is exceptional and rapid. The dramatic transformation of the desert from bare to abundant is a display of the desert's power. Linked into this is women's ceremonial life called 'awelye' that is based on the belief that they help nurture the desert food sources by ensuring future fertile generations.

            Cooee Art
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, Earth Creation 1995-96
            Nov. 29, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, Earth Creation 1995-96

            Est: $100,000 - $150,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group Earth Creation 1995-96 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 197.5 x 286.5 cm signed verso: Emlly bears inscription verso: 1036 DACOU

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, My Anooralya Story 1992
            Nov. 29, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, My Anooralya Story 1992

            Est: $50,000 - $70,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group My Anooralya Story 1992 synthetic polymer paint on linen 120.0 x 91.0 cm bears inscription verso: 92I016/ 92I016/ Emily Kngwarreye accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Utopia Fine Art Gallery, Northern Territory

            Menzies
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1994
            Nov. 28, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1994

            Est: $35,000 - $45,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1994 inscribed verso: 'Emily Kngwarreye / 94A045' synthetic polymer paint on canvas 121.0 x 91.0cm (47 5/8 x 35 13/16in).

            Bonhams
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996)
            Oct. 18, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996)

            Est: €6,000 - €8,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996), Anooralya Awelye, inscribed 'Emily Kngwarreye Commissioned by Delmore' and inscribed with the Delmore Gallery number 95DO61 (on the reverse), synthetic polymer on linen, unframed, 152x92 cm, Provenance: Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's, Sydney, 20 Oct. 2008, Lot 119, where acquired by the present owner,

            Venduehuis der Notarissen
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1993
            Aug. 29, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1993

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Untitled, 1993 inscribed verso: 'EMILY KNGWARREYE / 93L047 / commissioned by DELMORE' synthetic polymer paint on linen 120.0 x 90.0cm (47 1/4 x 35 7/16in).

            Bonhams
          • KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (Aboriginal c1910-1996), Untitled (My Country), 1994., Acrylic on Canvas, 75x58cm
            Aug. 20, 2023

            KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (Aboriginal c1910-1996), Untitled (My Country), 1994., Acrylic on Canvas, 75x58cm

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame (Aboriginal c1910-1996) Untitled (My Country), 1994. Signed 'Emily' verso, along with various stamps and inscriptions incl. commission details and date 27/4/94. Certificate of authenticity from Indigenart/The Mossenson Gallery, Subiaco W.A. (cat #TOAAC 8501). Accompanied by letter of authenticity signed Donald Holt, Delmore Gallery,15/7/2003. Acrylic on Canvas 75x58cm

            Davidson Auctions
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Aboriginal 1910-1996, Arlatyey
            Jun. 22, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Aboriginal 1910-1996, Arlatyey

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye Aboriginal, 1910-1996 Arlatyey acrylic on canvas dated 1996, signed and inscribed Utopia Art, acquired from Creative Native Aboriginal Art Gallery and Emporium, Perth, Western Australia in 1996, and thence by descent, Private Collection, New York, NY, includes certificate of authenticity and photographs of artist with work

            Abell Auction
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Wild Flower Dreaming, 1995
            Jun. 20, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Wild Flower Dreaming, 1995

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            In this work, thepink, blue and yellow colours highlight the varied and changing hues in the life cycle of the Yam and other food plants found near Alalgura on Utopia Station, west of Delmore Downs. The flowers of summer draw emus to feed on her country and raise their young. From an aerial perspective we see sporadic clustered growth after summer rain. The rain falls and water slowly flows along the broad shallow watercourse and replenishes the soakage at Alalgura. The flourish of growth that follows is exceptional and rapid. Ceremony reinforces, through narrative, the significance of this knowledge, by teaching survival skills and knowledge, basic social codes and obligations.

            Cooee Art
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910 - 1996) "Yam Dreaming"
            Jun. 18, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910 - 1996) "Yam Dreaming"

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910 - 1996) "Yam Dreaming" Acrylic on Belgian linen. Painted in 1992. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is framed and ready to hang. 64cm x 94cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) After The Summer Rain, 1993
            Apr. 04, 2023

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) After The Summer Rain, 1993

            Est: $80,000 - $120,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) After The Summer Rain, 1993 inscribed verso: '93BO80 / Emily Kngwarreye / Commissioned by / Delmore Gallery' synthetic polymer paint on canvas 151.0 x 121.0cm (59 7/16 x 47 5/8in).

            Bonhams
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, (Untitled)
            Mar. 29, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, (Untitled)

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group (Untitled) synthetic polymer paint on linen 121.0 x 91.0 cm bears inscription verso: 94C060/ Emily/ 94C060/ Delmore Gallery/ Emily Kngwarreye/ commissioned by/ Delmore Gallery

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, Yam Dreaming
            Mar. 29, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group, Yam Dreaming

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group Yam Dreaming synthetic polymer paint on linen 93.0 x 61.5 cm bears inscription verso: SS119736/ FG010062EK/ Dg01624/ Emily Kame Kngwarreye/ Yam Dreaming

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996)"Bush Yam"
            Mar. 26, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996)"Bush Yam"

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996)"Bush Yam"Acrylic on canvas.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.66cm x 60cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming"
            Mar. 26, 2023

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming"

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Painted in 1994. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is framed and ready to hang. 71cm x 68cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (AUSTRALIAN, 1910-1996)
            Nov. 19, 2022

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (AUSTRALIAN, 1910-1996)

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye Aboriginal Australian (Anmatyerre), 1910-1996 Alagura - My Country, 1993 Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Signed, notations to verso. Unframed. From essay included with the Certificate of Authenticity: "Emily uses layer upon layer of various colored dots in this painting to describe the terrain in which she lives. She depicts an aerial view of Utopia, her homeland. Emily says she sees these vivid colors at certain times of the year only when she is in a deep sleep. Which could possibly be astral travelling. Her paintings of these types are basically DREAMING MAPS of her area. Emily paints with all types of bush tucker in mind, i.e.: kangaroos, lizards, snakes, witchetty grubs, bush plums, yams, etc."

            Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Spirited Desert, 1991
            Aug. 23, 2022

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Spirited Desert, 1991

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Spirited Desert, 1991 inscribed verso: 'Emily Kngwarreye / 1Z101' synthetic polymer paint on linen 122.0 x 91.5cm (48 1/16 x 36in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (c.1910-1996), Flower Dreaming,' 1994., Acrylic on Linen, 123x103cm
            Aug. 21, 2022

            KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (c.1910-1996), Flower Dreaming,' 1994., Acrylic on Linen, 123x103cm

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame (c.1910-1996) Flower Dreaming,' 1994. Signed 'Emily' verso; also dated 1994, and with Dacou Gallery cat #DG1261. Acrylic on Linen 123x103cm PROVENANCE: Dacou Gallery, Adelaide; private collection, Melbourne; Sotheby's, Melbourne, 30 April 2002 (lot 77); CBUS Collection

            Davidson Auctions
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1910-1996, Ochre Body Paint, Acrylic & natural ochres on canvas, each panel 38 x 26 in. (96.52 x 66.04 cm.)
            Jul. 29, 2022

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 1910-1996, Ochre Body Paint, Acrylic & natural ochres on canvas, each panel 38 x 26 in. (96.52 x 66.04 cm.)

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye 1910-1996 Ochre Body Paint Acrylic & natural ochres on canvas 1995; triptych painting, each individually framed; Painted in Utopia region 1995 Hank Ebes, Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne, cat. no. 5059, 5060, 5061; acquired in August 1995; The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica

            Abell Auction
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, ALHALKERE COUNTRY, 1990
            Mar. 30, 2022

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, ALHALKERE COUNTRY, 1990

            Est: $60,000 - $80,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 - 1996) ALHALKERE COUNTRY, 1990 synthetic polymer paint on linen 152.5 x 91.0 cm bears inscription verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery cat. 0130 PROVENANCE Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory in April 1990  Private collection, Melbourne This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Delmore Gallery that states: ‘“Alhalkere Country 1990” by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, draws attention to the figurative outline of an unidentified plant underlying the loose nature of dotted workings, both characteristics that we recognise in Kngwarreye’s early works. This is an exploratory work created in those early vigorous days of painting with acrylic paint - extending and giving life to her creative path as an active artist. “Alhalkere Country 1990” aligns with her batik background when working with the fluid hot wax and coloured dyes allowed the emergence of her individual and distinctive loose-handed abstract style. The colour and workings of the dots in this work show that Emily was working with two brushes, where the smaller one was obviously passed its used-by date with its wooden head impacting on the canvas leaving a hollowed-out centre. The murky red ochre dots on charcoal background, the watery creamy white dots, and the light green suggest that plants and their fruit and seed were dried and sparse – in a state of country courting drought. This canvas appeared in September, three months before summer rains could be expected, and at a time of being alert to sense and see indicators of likely rain. With rain, the ceremonies would gather people together in hope of “singing up” a good season – a time to “look after” their country. Significant early works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria and collected by other notable institutions and major collectors across the world.’ © Emily K Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency 2022

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, BUSH (EMILY'S) DREAMING, 1996
            Mar. 30, 2022

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, BUSH (EMILY'S) DREAMING, 1996

            Est: $100,000 - $150,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 - 1996) BUSH (EMILY'S) DREAMING, 1996 synthetic polymer paint on linen 230.0 x 124.5 cm bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, size and cat. EKK-5-96 PROVENANCE Commissioned by the Chalmers Family on MacDonald Downs Station, bordering Delmore Downs Station, in 1996 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private collection, United States of America Sotheby's, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 172 Private collection, Melbourne Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 26 March 2014, lot 84 Private collection, Victoria ESSAY Renowned for the expression of ceremony through her art, Emily Kame Kngwarreye painted the spiritual aspect of her life as it relates to country and Awelye or women's ceremonies. Her mark making and abstract references to ceremonial practice identifies the relationship between individual, country, ceremony and ancestors. Ceremony, as expressed through narrative dance and body decoration, reinforces knowledge about such staples as bush foods and water sources, as well as teaching basic social codes and obligations. Through such paintings, Emily passes on her knowledge to those who follow her. In the 1990s, Emily Kngwarreye emerged as one of Australia's leading painters and her works became sought-after on an unprecedented scale. Kngwarreye's mark making revealed a strength and sureness of hand that delivered an exuberance of gesture. Her paintings were constructed of various elements that over time were either added to, or eliminated from the surface of the canvas. Underlying grids structure the compositions, with sequences of dots aligned between or over dots, dashes and linear marks, meandering lines and areas of dots applied on dots allowing a build-up of colour. These elements constitute the artist's lexicon and are used separately or in varying combinations, thus allowing her work to evolve and be constantly fresh. Bush (Emily’s) Dreaming, 1996 is a vibrant painting that belongs to a group of works produced between 1995 and 1996. This phase of her production was characterised by tangled massing of lines sometimes scrawled across the canvas. Scribbled in character, these rapid, multicoloured marks evoke the spiky angularity of desert grasses and contrast with the solid meandering lines of the preceding yam paintings. Sometimes translucent in nature and at other times thick and textural, their immediacy shows a speed and energy in brushwork. Emily's career began in the late 1980s, and in the years until her death in 1996, she produced a body of work which radically altered the way in which we see and understand modern Aboriginal art. For most of her life she lived with little contact to the outside world. While much has been made of the way in which we might view her work in parallel with modern, non-indigenous abstraction, we must first recognise her achievement as a truly inventive and original contribution to Aboriginal art. CRISPIN GUTTERIDGE © Emily K Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency 2022

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Arlatyey Pencil Yam Dreaming, 1996
            Mar. 08, 2022

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Arlatyey Pencil Yam Dreaming, 1996

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye was born at Anilitye (Boundary Bore), and began painting on canvas in her late 70s. The subject of this work is Arlatyey, the Pencil Yam or Bush Potato. This is a valuable food source and the subject of important songs, dances, and ceremonies amongst Eastern Anmatyerre people. In this painting, Emily has characterised the roots of the yam during the plant’s full period of maturity. As the foliage dies off, cracks appear in the ground which trace the root system and indicate that the engorged tubers are ready to be dug up and eaten. Solid lines, stark and unadorned, trace the meandering paths of the pencil yam roots as they forge their way through the desert sands. Arguably the most important of these works is the monumental Big Yam Dreaming, 1995, which is 8 x 3 m, in the National Gallery of Victoria. Painted entirely in white on a black ground, it has been described as the ‘perfect bridge between Aboriginal art and contemporary international art’. Emily Kngwarreye was awarded the Australian Creative Fellowship in 1992 and continued painting prolifically until her death in 1996.

            Cooee Art
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Of My Country, Alalgura I 1992
            Dec. 01, 2021

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Of My Country, Alalgura I 1992

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group Of My Country, Alalgura I 1992 synthetic polymer paint on linen 124.0 x 96.5 cm bears artist's name and inscription verso: 92I062 Emily Kngwarreye

            Menzies
          • Emily Kame Kngwarrye (Australian, 1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming", acrylic on canvas, 35-3/4" x 47-1/2", very good condition
            Oct. 19, 2021

            Emily Kame Kngwarrye (Australian, 1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming", acrylic on canvas, 35-3/4" x 47-1/2", very good condition

            Est: $8,000 - $16,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarrye (Australian, 1910-1996) "Yam Dreaming", acrylic on canvas, 35-3/4" x 47-1/2", very good condition. Emily Kame Kngwarreye was one of Australia's most prominent Aboriginal artists. Her first foray into art was with the Women's Batik Group of the Utopia Region around 1977. About 10 years later, in her late 70's, she decided to create her own personal paintings in acrylic on canvas. Emily's work was immediately popular and highly sought after by collectors and dealers all over the world. A prolific painter, she created a large body of work in her short careerRobert Steele Gallery NY; Robert Steele operated Anima Gallery in Adelaide, Australia as well as his gallery in New York. He represented and exhibited many contemporary American and international artists and was one of the most prominent dealers in Aboriginal art. No certificate of authenticity.

            William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Merne Atherrke, 1993
            Jun. 08, 2021

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Merne Atherrke, 1993

            Est: $45,000 - $65,000

            Cooee Art Indigenous Fine Art Auction "The use of colour in this painting, reflects the hot outback summers, where little rain has fallen. The painting indicates the growth pattern of the Anooralya finger yam at its peak, ready to fall into decline and brought to maturity by the intense and unforgiving summer sun. In Emily's layered approach, we also see the sporadic clustering of plants in later stages of maturity. Understanding the life cycle of these plants is vital to survival in the bush. This is affirmed within the narrative of the song cycle sung during the ceremony, which reinforces the significance of this knowledge and teaches social codes and obligations to the next generation. Emily Kame Kngwarreye is widely regarded as Australia's most important and successful Aboriginal artist. Her remarkable career lasted just seven years prior to her death at 86 years of age in 1996. The painterly quality and originality of her works extended her influence beyond the reach of Aboriginal art and attracted an international audience ready to acclaim her new and innovative contemporary style." Contact Cooee Art for more information on this Aboriginal artwork.

            Cooee Art
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Alatyite - Spinifex Tuber, 1994
            Mar. 31, 2021

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Alatyite - Spinifex Tuber, 1994

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Anmatyerre language group Alatyite - Spinifex Tuber 1994 synthetic polymer paint on linen 145.0 x 160.5 cm signed verso: Emlly bears inscription verso: UTOPIA ART/ EKK477/ EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE/ ALATYITE 94/ (SPINIFEX TUBER)/ AGOD 14/ AGOD3626 accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Linear Yam Dreaming 1993 synthetic polymer paint on canvas laid on linen
            Feb. 24, 2021

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Linear Yam Dreaming 1993 synthetic polymer paint on canvas laid on linen

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Linear Yam Dreaming 1993 synthetic polymer paint on canvas laid on linen inscribed verso with Jinta Desert Art cat. no. 19121-89 x 135-93-EKK and stamp 134 x 90cm PROVENANCE: Aboriginal Desert Art Jinta Desert Art, Sydney, acquired from the above 1994 (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Melbourne

            Leonard Joel
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Body Paint Design 1995 synthetic polymer paint on paper
            Feb. 24, 2021

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Body Paint Design 1995 synthetic polymer paint on paper

            Est: $7,000 - $9,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910-1996, Anmatyerre Language Group) Body Paint Design 1995 synthetic polymer paint on paper inscribed verso with artist's name, title, date, Niagara Galleries cat. no. 9.695 and inscription: "Soakage Bore Utopia N.T. / May '95 / (R. Gooch Alice Springs Aust)" 76 x 56cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Rodney Gooch, Soakage Bore, Utopia, Northern Territory 1995 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne 1996 Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITIONS: Kwementyay Kngwarrai (Kngwarreye), Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 5 - 23 November 1996, cat. no. 4 (accompanied by a copy of the catalogue)

            Leonard Joel
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE UTOPIA
            Dec. 12, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE UTOPIA

            Est: $100 - $150

            Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye edited by Margo Neale. Osake and Tokyo The National Art Center. Text in Japanese. Quarto size paperback in very good condition. Numerous colour illustrations

            Sydney Rare Book Auctions
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE UTOPIA
            Dec. 12, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE UTOPIA

            Est: $100 - $150

            Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye edited by Margo Neale. Canberra National Museum of Australia Press 2008. Quarto size paperback in very good condition. Numerous colour illustrations

            Sydney Rare Book Auctions
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE , 'ROSEBUD', 20TH CENTURY
            Dec. 10, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE , 'ROSEBUD', 20TH CENTURY

            Est: €12,000 - €18,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye , 'Rosebud', 20th century, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, 'Rosebud', 20th century. Synthetic polymer paint on rough canvas. 76.0 x 51.0 cm. Signed on the reverse: Kngwarreye and titled twice: Rosebud and inscribed: YTO 97K042 and 97K042. Verso on the stretcher: adhesive label from Walonia Aboriginal Art Imports, Utrecht.,

            Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Anatye - Bush Potato, 1989
            Nov. 25, 2020

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Anatye - Bush Potato, 1989

            Est: $80,000 - $120,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (circa 1910-1996) Anatye - Bush Potato, 1989 inscribed verso: 'Emily' synthetic polymer on linen 152.5 x 122.0cm (60 1/16 x 48 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Body Paint Design 1996 ochres on canvas
            Sep. 22, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Body Paint Design 1996 ochres on canvas

            Est: $3,500 - $4,500

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Body Paint Design 1996 ochres on canvas inscribed verso with artist's name, title, and Utopia Art cat. no. EKK9623 96.5 x 85cm PROVENANCE: Utopia Art, Northern Territory (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a photo of the artist in creation) Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 21 June 2009, lot 94 Private collection, Melbourne OTHER NOTES: Natural earth ochres are used by the people of Utopia to decorate their bodies when a corroboree is performed. Part of this design also shows the (white) application of Down or feathers, which is part of the decoration.

            Leonard Joel
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Wildflower Dreaming
            Jul. 09, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Wildflower Dreaming

            Est: $18,000 - $24,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group Wildflower Dreaming synthetic polymer paint on canvas 120.0 x 80.0 cm bears inscription verso: FLG13/ FG010061.EK bears inscription verso: Stock No: B 056

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Arlatyite Dreaming, Bush Potato 1995
            Jul. 09, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996) Arlatyite Dreaming, Bush Potato 1995

            Est: $20,000 - $26,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group Arlatyite Dreaming, Bush Potato 1995 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 121.0 x 91.0 cm bears inscription verso: Emily Kngwarreye/ 95D008/ Commissioned by/ Delmore bears inscription verso: BSG622D.J.M. Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney, label attached verso

            Menzies
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Wildflower Dreaming 1995 acrylic on linen
            Jun. 02, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Wildflower Dreaming 1995 acrylic on linen

            Est: $9,000 - $12,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c. 1910-1996) Wildflower Dreaming 1995 acrylic on linen inscribed verso with artist's name, title and cat. no. 95DG 1606 90.5 x 119.5cm PROVENANCE: Dacou Aboriginal Gallery, Melbourne (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Sydney

            Leonard Joel
          • KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (c.1910-1996), Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 80x60cm
            Mar. 22, 2020

            KNGWARREYE Emily Kame (c.1910-1996), Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 80x60cm

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame (c.1910-1996) Untitled Signed verso 'Emily.' Certificate of authenticity from Barbara Weir (as witnessed by Christopher Simon, Yanda Aboriginal Art). Acrylic on Canvas 80x60cm

            Davidson Auctions
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), UNTITLED, 1992, synthetic polymer paint on canvas
            Mar. 18, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), UNTITLED, 1992, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 – 1996) UNTITLED, 1992 synthetic polymer paint on canvas SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Rodney Gooch and Mulga Bore Artists cat. 15-1092 DIMENSIONS: 84.5 x 120.0 cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Rodney Gooch (Mulga Bore Artists), Alice Springs in October 1992 Chapman Gallery, Canberra Private collection, Canberra, acquired from the above early 1990s Thence by descent Private collection, Canberra

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), CEREMONY, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Mar. 18, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), CEREMONY, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $45,000 - $65,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 – 1996) CEREMONY, 1994 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: signed lower right: Emlly [sic] signed verso: Emlly [sic] bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Delmore Gallery cat. 94H054 DIMENSIONS: 152.0 x 121.5 cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory William Mora Galleries, Melbourne Applied Chemicals Collection, Melbourne Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 29 November 2007, lot 35 Private Collection, Sydney EXHIBITED: Of My Country: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, The Applied Chemicals Collection, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 1 May – 30 May 1999; Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria, 4 June – 10 July 1999; Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria, 16 July – 22 August 1999; Wagga Wagga Gallery, New South Wales, 27 August – 19 September 1999; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria, 28 December 1999 – 2 February 2000; George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Victoria, 31 March – 30 April 2000 (illus. in exhibition catalogue) This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs which states: ‘On this canvas, the artist’s choice of a rich yellow represents the most important plant in her custodianship, namely the “Anooralya”, a hardy and fertile plant that provides both a tuber vegetable and a seed-bearing flower called “kame” – Emily’s tribal name. Other colours reflect the time of the season when particular bush flowers flourish. These flowers contain seeds that are collected to make types of seed cake, damper, medicines and love potions. Other colours symbolises the ‘ndorkwa’, or bush plum, when unripe. The dots being placed in lineal fashion and placed amongst lines, connects with the practise of anointing the body with lineal designs during ceremony, thus adding another dimension of celebration in the execution of this painting. Ceremony reinforces through narrative, the significance of this knowledge. As well, it teaches basic social codes and obligations through her paintings, she serves to reinforce her knowledge amongst those who are to carry on after her.’

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), A DESERT LIFE CYCLE III, 1991, synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Mar. 18, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), A DESERT LIFE CYCLE III, 1991, synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $100,000 - $140,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 – 1996) A DESERT LIFE CYCLE III, 1991 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, CHAPMAN and Delmore Gallery cat. 1S14 DIMENSIONS: 230.0 x 130.0 cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory Chapman Gallery, Canberra Private collection, Canberra This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs. ESSAY: Undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest painters of the twentieth century, Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s success came after a lifetime making art – initially in her role of ceremonial leader, painting the bodies of fellow Anmatjerre women for ceremony; subsequently as a prominent member of the Utopia Women’s batik movement and in the later years of her life, sustaining the unprecedented demand for her paintings following the successes of her early exhibitions. Often a response to the everchanging landscape of her traditional homelands at Alhalker (Alalgura) close to Utopia, north east of Alice Springs, the paintings of country by Emily Kngwarreye record her acute observation, often in minute detail, of the shifting fluctuations in the state of the flora around her, alerting her to the readiness of bush food or medicinal plants. Painted in 1991, A Desert Life Cycle III celebrates the post-summer dryness, where a muted carpet of scattered seeds and grasses dot the landscape yet despite the dryness, underground tuber vegetables and certain berries are ripe for picking. Judith Ryan notes that, ‘clearly Emily Kngwarreye was a mark-maker extraordinaire…. she ventured further with masses of dots and marks, making intimate and grand gestures layering and intensifying the dots to the exclusion of graphic elements’1 and here the layers of white, olive, yellow, purple, and grey dots, in many places applied by the artist using her fingers, faithfully evoke the colours of her country. The black ground may be seen as the spread of the roots of Emily Kame Kngwarrere’s totemic yam plant underground, and the spread of ancestral forces through the earth. The accompanying certificate notes that; ‘To look on Emily's work from an aerial perspective is necessary to understanding her view of her country. In a layered approach with colour, we see the sporadic clustered growth of plants in different stages of maturity. Knowledge about the life cycles of plants is learned in everyday situations and reinforced in ceremony. Ceremony asserts that the combined spiritual power of women assures fertility and future seasons for all desert life forms’.2 Although following in the wake of the success of Western Desert painting, Emily Kngwarreye became nationally and internationally recognised for the way in which her painting intuitively responded to her specific cultural experience. The many stylistic shifts she effortlessly adopted allowed her work to evolve, yet be constantly fresh. 1. Ryan, J. cited in Isaacs, J. et al., Emily Kngwarreye Paintings, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1998, p. 77 2. Taken from the accompanying certificate of authenticity from Delmore Gallery. CRISPIN GUTTERIDGE

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), DESERT WINTER, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Mar. 18, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, (c.1910 – 1996), DESERT WINTER, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $250,000 - $350,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c.1910 – 1996) DESERT WINTER, 1994 synthetic polymer paint on linen SIGNED: signed verso: Emlly [sic] bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Commissioned by Delmore DIMENSIONS: 125.0 x 397.0 cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs, Northern Territory (cat. 94FO54) Private collection, Melbourne, since 1994 Menzies, Melbourne, 26 April 2018, lot 28 Private collection, Sydney RELATED WORK: Alalgura Awelye I, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120.0 x 90.0 cm, The Holt Collection, illus. in Isaacs, J., Smith, T., Ryan, J., Holt, D. & Holt, J., Emily Kngwarreye Paintings, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1998, pl. 49, p. 120 Alalgura Awelye II, 1994, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 151.0 x 90.0 cm, The Holt Collection, illus. in Isaacs, J., Smith, T., Ryan, J., Holt, D. & Holt, J., Emily Kngwarreye Paintings, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1998, pl. 50, p. 121 ESSAY: A senior member of the Anmatyerre people, Emily Kngwarreye held a position of respect as a law-holder and custodian of her country of Alhalkere, adjoining the lands of Utopia, north of Alice Springs – the ancestral lands of the Anmatyerre and Alyawarra people. This country was Kngwarrreye’s raison d’être, and the intimate physical and spiritual knowledge held within the ceremonial cycles, translating the land and dictating peoples’ relation to it, informed each and every one of her many artworks. Desert Winter, 1994, is major high-colourist work, expansive in scale, celebrating the cyclical phases that govern the natural world and the potent life-giving and spiritual forces stored within it. Resonant in a restricted palette of warm reds, yellows and oranges, the organic dancing trails of Kngwarreye’s hand reflect with surprising immediacy an ancient continuity of knowledge and interaction with the land. As Judith Ryan notes, the potency of Kngwarreye’s paint in her later work obviated the need for a written explanation – the raw power of her colour and gesture can be appreciated across cultures and creeds.1 In the 1990s, Emily Kngwarreye, already in her eighth decade, publicly emerged as one of the world’s leading contemporary painters. Reflecting the total connectedness to the land to which she belongs, each painting became a metaphorical self-portrait and declaration of her people’s profound sovereignty over the land. Tackling massive canvases with confidence and verve beyond her years, Kngwarreye produced many masterpieces in her twilight years between 1992 and 1996.Her advancing years endowed her an increased motivation and impetus to visually express her country’s tjukurrpa, displaying extraordinary dynamism and nimble inventiveness in her varied mark making. Alhalkere, while extraordinarily remote, arid and hostile to life, is home to native yams, grasses as well as emus, dingos and lizards. The ceremonial cycles of many of these separate elements fell under Kngwarreye’s own purview as an elder within her community. Consequently, these multifarious dreamings coexist within her artworks – hidden amongst the densely packed dots and vigorous rhythmic parallel lines. 1994 was a year characterised by below-average rainfall and shortage of water across the country felt particularly keenly in the Simpson Desert and Central Australia. Characterised as a broad, flat area of desert covered by windswept sand hills and little vegetation, Alhalkere’s landscape is dramatic and astoundingly resilient. Desert Winter is an intensely bright and joyous celebration of this resilience – the imminent burgeoning of the yam seed, the bush potato from which Kngwarreye derived her name. The underlying graphic matrix of parallel lines (reflecting the network of the branching tuberous plant) is painted here

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group Bush Yam Dreaming 1994
            Feb. 27, 2020

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group Bush Yam Dreaming 1994

            Est: $90,000 - $120,000

            EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE (c1910-1996), Anmatyerre language group Bush Yam Dreaming 1994 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 183.0 x 122.0 cm inscribed verso with Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings stock no.: #5512 accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne (no.AGOD#5512)

            Menzies
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Untitled (Anooralya Yam)
            Dec. 03, 2019

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Untitled (Anooralya Yam)

            Est: $15,000 - $18,000

            Reflected in this work is the Anooralya Yam, the most important plant in Emily’s custodianship. This hardy and fertile plant provides both a tuber vegetable and a seed bearing flower called Kame (Emily’s tribal name). The visual evidence of maturing species is no cause for alarm in terms of survival, for the yam tuber can always be found where cracks in the earth’s surface indicate its presence underground. Such application of red and yellow colours highlights the varied and changing hues in the life cycle of the Anooralya Yam and other food plants found near Alalgura on Utopia Station, west of Delmore Downs. From an aerial perspective we see sporadic clustered growth after summer rain. We also look on this exciting work as a water catchment area. The rain falls and water slowly flows along the broad shallow watercourse and replenishes the soakage at Alalgura. The flourish of growth that follows is exceptional and rapid. Ceremony reinforces, through narrative, the significance of this knowledge, by teaching survival skills and knowledge, basic social codes and obligations.

            Cooee Art
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Arlatyeye (Wildflower Dreaming)
            Dec. 03, 2019

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Arlatyeye (Wildflower Dreaming)

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            Emily Kngwarreye's paintings of wildflowers reflect a stage in the growth cycle of the wild yam. Emily's middle name, Kame, is taken from the yam Dreaming site at Alhalkere. The nutritional value of the yam is hidden underground, in the swollen roots and their pod-like attachments which are difficult to locate as the plant's unpredictable growth patterns make harvest complicated and specialised. Traditionally, much effort is expended across large areas in the harvest of this valuable food. This work was commissioned by Allan Glaetzer, the store manager at Utopia. Glaetzer went on to set up Utopia Batik with the Community Council, which ran for nearly four years through the early 1990s. Later, he worked for the Central Land Council.

            Cooee Art
          • Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) My Country 1995 Acrylic on canvas
            Nov. 24, 2019

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) My Country 1995 Acrylic on canvas

            Est: $20,000 - $40,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) My Country 1995 Acrylic on canvas Wentworth Galleries, Sydney Certificate of Authenticity & photograph of Artist with the work 165 x 120cm

            Theodore Bruce
          •  Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Spirit Desert III 1992
            Jun. 04, 2019

             Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) Spirit Desert III 1992

            Est: $30,000 - $35,000

            Emily Kame Kngwarreye is widely regarded as Australia's most important and successful Aboriginal artist. Her remarkable career lasted just 7 years prior to her death at 86 years of age in 1996. The painterly quality and originality of her works extended her influence beyond the reach of Aboriginal art and attracted an international audience ready to acclaim her new and innovative contemporary style. This thick textured fusion of deep-ochred yellow and pink hues gives a concentrated view of the desert's food sources after rain. Often hidden from view these seed, fruit and root vegetables are enormously bountiful. The requirement to understand the life cycles of all bush foods is necessary to survival. The dramatic transformation of the desert from bare to abundant is a display of the desert's power. Linked into this is women's ceremonial life called 'awelye' that is based on the belief that they help nurture the desert food sources by assuring future fertile generations.

            Cooee Art
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