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Kathleen Petyarre Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1940 - d. 2018

Kathleen Petyarre is an eminent Australian Aboriginal artist, known for her paintings displaying an extremely refined layering technique with intricate dotting. Her art refers directly to her country and her Dreamings, concepts that may be difficult to grasp for the non-Aboriginal viewer. However, the vastness of the country can be clearly felt in the landscapes of Petyarre's paintings, which have occasionally been compared to the works of American Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and even to those of J.M.W. Turner. They have been described as: "magisterial works that can be likened to symphonic compositions" (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA). Petyarre's painstaking and virtuosic method of applying countless dots with kebab sticks of various sizes means she typically spends many days, sometimes weeks, on one canvas and has thus avoided the dangers of overproduction, widespread in Aboriginal art.

Kathleen Petyarre was born at Atnangkere, an important water soakage for Aboriginal people on the western boundary of Utopia Station, 150 miles north-east of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. She belongs to the Alyawarre/Eastern Anmatyerre clan and speaks Eastern Anmatyerre, with English as her second language. Kathleen, with her daughter Margaret and her sisters, settled at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) at Utopia Station, near her birthplace. She started working in batik in 1977 when an adult education instructor, Jenny Green, arrived in Utopia and organised batik workshops. Kathleen Petyarre lives at Utopia Station to this day, but now also spends part of the year at her residence in Adelaide.

In 1996 she was the winner of the 13th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Controversy arose in 1997 when Petyarre's estranged partner of ten years, Ray Beamish, claimed that he had had a hand in the execution of the winning painting. This controversy, which shook the Aboriginal art market at the time, resulted in much stricter emphasis being put on the documentation of authorship in Aboriginal paintings. Her name was eventually cleared, and she retained her award.

Her considerable reputation as one of the most original indigenous artists has since been confirmed nationally and internationally by her regular inclusion in exhibitions at the most reputed museums and galleries. A book about her art, ' 'Genius of Place' ', was published in 2001 in conjunction with a solo exhibition of her works at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and her paintings can be found in public and private collections all over the world. Her work has been selected, along with just a handful of Aboriginal artists, for inclusion in the permanent collection of the new Mus?e du quai Branly in Paris.

The last few years, from about 2003-2004 onwards, have seen a bolder style emerge, with clusters of larger dots and stronger lines alongside the very fine textures for which the artist is known. While this style has been decried in some quarters as being less refined, it has also been hailed as being a logical artistic development towards a more powerful and dramatic mode of expression, "perhaps more abstract, certainly more modern in its technicality and presentation".

Kathleen Petyarre is one of the most sought-after living Aboriginal artists. She has been repeatedly nominated by the influential journal Australian Art Collector as being among 'the 50 most collectable artists in Australia'. She has several sisters who are also well-known artists, among them Gloria, Violet, Myrtle and Jeannie Petyarre. Kathleen's works consistently show the highest degree of innovation, and are in great demand and likely to fetch the highest prices at auction.

AWARDS :

1996 Overall Winner of the Telstra 13th National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Art Award, Darwin NT
1997 Overall Winner of the Visy Board Art Prize, the Barossa Vintage Festival Art Show, Nurioopta SA
1998 Finalist Seppelts Contemporary Art Award - Visual Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW
1998 Winner People's Choice Awards, Seppelts Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, NSW.
Solo Exhibitions
1996 "Kathleen Petyarre - Storm in Aknangkerre Country" Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne Vic
1998 Arnkerrthe - My Dreaming, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Vic, 24th July - 15th August
1999 Recent Paintings By Kathleen Petyarre, Mary Place, Sydney NSW, 4 - 21 November,
2000 Landscape: Truth and Beauty, recent Paintings by Kathleen Petyarre, Alcaston Gallery Melbourne Vic
2000 Kathleen Petyarre, Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, 2001 Genius of Place, The Work of Kathleen Petyarre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW.

COLLECTIONS :
Holmes a Court Collection
Mus?e des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oc?anie, Quai Branly, Paris, France
Mus?e des Confluences, Lyon, France
Kunsthaus - Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, California, USA
Harvard University (Peabody-Essex Anthropology and Ethnology Museum), Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Levi-Kaplan Collection, Seattle, Washington, USA
Kluge-Rhue Collection, University of West Virginia VA, USA
Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Indonesia
National Gallery of Australia , Canberra ACT, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA, Australia
The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth WA, Australia
The Museum & Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT, Australia
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA, Australia
A.T.S.I.C. Collection, Adelaide SA, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC, Australia
University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide SA, Australia
Edith Cowan University, Perth WA, Australia

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          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE, c1940 - 2018, Untitled, acrylic on linen (ready to hang), 122 x 122 x 2 cm. (48.0 x 48.0 x 0.7 in.)
            Mar. 24, 2024

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE, c1940 - 2018, Untitled, acrylic on linen (ready to hang), 122 x 122 x 2 cm. (48.0 x 48.0 x 0.7 in.)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE c1940 - 2018 Untitled acrylic on linen (ready to hang) signed verso, cat no. DG110051

            Lawsons
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2008) - My Country acrylic on linen 230 x 207 x 3 cm (ready to hang)
            Feb. 25, 2024

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2008) - My Country acrylic on linen 230 x 207 x 3 cm (ready to hang)

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2008) My Country acrylic on linen (ready to hang) no visible markings

            Lawsons
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE, Bush Seeds Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 115 x 77cm details verso catalogue KP 1337 certficate of authenticity A...
            Feb. 10, 2024

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE, Bush Seeds Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 115 x 77cm details verso catalogue KP 1337 certficate of authenticity A...

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE, Bush Seeds Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 115 x 77cm details verso catalogue KP 1337 certificate of authenticity Aboriginal Art 100, with signing photo PLEASE NOTE: Collection from property in Newtown, NSW, on Monday 12th February, 2024.

            Lawsons
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard, 2010 acrylic on canvas 200 x 200 x 3 cm (ready to hang) certificate of authe...
            Nov. 16, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard, 2010 acrylic on canvas 200 x 200 x 3 cm (ready to hang) certificate of authe...

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1935 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard, 2010 acrylic on canvas 200 x 200 x 3 cm (ready to hang) certificate of authenticity

            Lawsons
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE - SEED DREAMING - ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
            Aug. 13, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE - SEED DREAMING - ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (B.1930) SEED DREAMING Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery certificate of authenticity accompanies this artwork Acrylic on canvas 93 x 61cm Estimate $1,200/1,800 AUD

            GFL Fine Art
          • Kathleen Petyarre, , Mountain Devil Lizard, Acrylic on linen
            Jul. 31, 2023

            Kathleen Petyarre, , Mountain Devil Lizard, Acrylic on linen

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Kathleen Petyarre Mountain Devil Lizard Acrylic on linen

            Theodore Bruce
          • Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard - Sandhill Country (after hailstorm), 2001
            Jun. 20, 2023

            Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard - Sandhill Country (after hailstorm), 2001

            Est: $14,000 - $16,000

            Katheen Petyarre is best known for her finely wrought, intimate renditions of the vast landscapes in the Eastern Desert. These were created during the epic journeys of her Dreaming ancestor and totem, the tiny Thorny Devil Lizard, referred to as ‘that Old Woman Mountain Devil’. This tiny desert creature is believed to have created the vast desert home of the Eastern Anmatyerre people by moving the sand, grain by grain, since the dawn of time. Petyarre and her clanswomen believed that they are its descendants, and have therefore inherited the responsibility for caring and nurturing the vast landscape that she depicted so intimately and carefully in her paintings. Petyarre's process leading to these sumptuous paintings took years to perfect. In this painting she presents an aerial view composition of her sacred Dreaming site (home of the Mountain Devil Lizard) in the vicinity of Mosquito Bore on Utopia Station. It is here at this site that the men and women of the eastern Anmatyerre language conduct important secret and sacred initiation ceremonies. This Dreaming site is situated in the artist’s father’s country and the general locality is identified by a group of sandhills. The painting portrays the area scattered with seeds, summer bush flowers and Spinifex grasses. The sand-hills conceal a sacred Women’s Dreaming site associated with the green pea (antweth).

            Cooee Art
          • Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming (After Hailstorm), 2001
            Jun. 20, 2023

            Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming (After Hailstorm), 2001

            Est: $18,000 - $22,000

            In the centre of this painting Katheen Petyarre represents a sacred Women's Dreaming site associated with the green pea, anthwerp. Depicted throughout the painting are seeds of the pea, which are an important food for the ngangkar (traditional healer) and the Mountain Devil Lizard. The elongated X-shape represents two of the artist's Mountain Ancestors Dreaming paths. The white painted areas represent hailstones from a hailstorm that has swept over the country. Hailstorms are an unusual occurrence during the summer months in the eastern desert of central Australia.

            Cooee Art
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "MY COUNTRY BUSH SEEDS" Circa 2006
            Jun. 04, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "MY COUNTRY BUSH SEEDS" Circa 2006

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            Box framed (Kathleen was a good friend of the Knight family) 133cm x 120cm

            Phillip Caldwell Auctioneers
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE - "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            May. 28, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE - "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 90cm x 120cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018), Arnkerrth (Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming), Series: Custodians: Country and Culture 2008
            May. 08, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018), Arnkerrth (Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming), Series: Custodians: Country and Culture 2008

            Est: $300 - $500

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) Arnkerrth (Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming), Series: Custodians: Country and Culture 2008 etching and screenprint inscribed and editioned on margin: KATHLEEN PETYARRE 29/45 53 x 68cm PROVENANCE Basil Hall Editions, NT OTHER NOTES another edition of this work is in the British Museum, London (acquired 2009) and the Australian Federal Parliament collection. © Kathleen Petyarre/Copyright Agency, 2023

            Gibson's
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018)"Moutain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            Mar. 26, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018)"Moutain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018)"Moutain Devil Lizard Dreaming"Acrylic on linen.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Artwork is signed verso, stretched and ready to hang.97cm x 97cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1940 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming acrylic on Belgian linen 121 x 91 cm (stretched and ready to hang) M...
            Feb. 16, 2023

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1940 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming acrylic on Belgian linen 121 x 91 cm (stretched and ready to hang) M...

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c1940 - 2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming acrylic on Belgian linen 121 x 91 cm (stretched and ready to hang) Mbantua cat no. MB29118

            Lawsons
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940 - 2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            Nov. 08, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940 - 2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940 - 2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"Acrylic on linen.Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Painted 1984.Artwork is framed and ready to hang.94cm x 95cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018), Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (Watercourses & Rockholes)
            Oct. 16, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018), Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (Watercourses & Rockholes)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (Watercourses & Rockholes) synthetic polymer paint on canvas inscribed with cat no. verso: GAKP1100271 121.5 x 96.5cm PROVENANCE Gallerie Australis, Adelaide © Kathleen Petyarre/Copyright Agency, 2022

            Gibson's Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"
            Jul. 31, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Painted in 2012. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 127cm x 202cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            Jul. 31, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1940-2018) "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming" Acrylic on canvas. Painted in 2000, Desert Art Gallery. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 91cm x 121cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"
            Jun. 26, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Painted in 2012. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 127cm x 202cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"
            Jun. 26, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming"

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Bush Seed Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Painted in 2021. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 100cm x 110cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            Jun. 26, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming" Acrylic on canvas. Provenance: Desert Art Gallery. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 97cm x 97cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2007
            Jun. 05, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2007

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2007 synthetic polymer paint on canvas inscribed verso: KATHLEEN PETYARRE 110.5 x 111cm Fine Australian Aboriginal Art Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this Lot PROVENANCE The Julie Hickson Collection of Aboriginal Art Fine Australian Aboriginal Art, N.T

            Gibson's
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) My Country - Bush Seeds 2004
            Jun. 05, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) My Country - Bush Seeds 2004

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935-2018) My Country - Bush Seeds 2004 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 62.5 x 128cm Fine Australian Aboriginal Art Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this Lot PROVENANCE The Julie Hickson Collection of Aboriginal Art Fine Australian Aboriginal Art, N.T

            Gibson's Auctions
          • Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, (Sandhills)
            May. 11, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, (Sandhills)

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, (Sandhills) synthetic polymer paint on linen 150.0 x 150.0cm (59 1/16 x 59 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, 1995
            May. 11, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, 1995

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Untitled, 1995 inscribed verso: KATHLEEN PETYARRE 95K025 / COMMISSIONED BY DELMORE' synthetic polymer paint on linen 120.0 x 150.0cm (47 1/4 x 59 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 1995
            May. 11, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 1995

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 1995 inscribed with verso: 'KATHLEEN PETYARRE / GAKP0503398' synthetic polymer paint on linen 138.0 x 91.5cm (54 5/16 x 36in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (My Country), 1997
            May. 11, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (My Country), 1997

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (My Country), 1997 inscribed verso: 'KATHLEEN PETYARRE / GAKP0697083' synthetic polymer paint on linen 182.0 x 183.0cm (71 5/8 x 72 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (After Sandstorm), 1996
            May. 11, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (After Sandstorm), 1996

            Est: $12,000 - $18,000

            Kathleen Petyarre (circa 1940-2018) Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming (After Sandstorm), 1996 inscribed verso: 'KATHLEEN PETYARRE / GAKP0496048' synthetic polymer paint on linen 183.0 x 122.0cm (72 1/16 x 48 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Kathleen Petyarre, 1940 - 2018, Mountain Lizard Dreaming (Arnkerrthe) 2008, Acrylic on linen
            Apr. 26, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre, 1940 - 2018, Mountain Lizard Dreaming (Arnkerrthe) 2008, Acrylic on linen

            Est: $5,500 - $7,500

            Kathleen Petyarre 1940 - 2018 Mountain Lizard Dreaming (Arnkerrthe) 2008 Acrylic on linen This painting shows Kathleen's depiction of "Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming)". It represents her country in Central Australia. The lizard is a thorny reptile that can change its colour to blend with its surroundings. The cross in the middle of the painting shows the paths travelled by the emu - Tennant Creek to the North (bottom right hand corner), Alice Springs to the South (top left hand corner). In the bottom left hand corner is a waterhole, which is a secret place for the Anmatyerre people. It is specific to men's business, and women are strictly not allowed to drink from this waterhole.

            Theodore Bruce
          • Kathleen Petyarre, 1940 - 2018, Mountain Devil Lizard, Acrylic on canvas
            Apr. 26, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre, 1940 - 2018, Mountain Devil Lizard, Acrylic on canvas

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Kathleen Petyarre 1940 - 2018 Mountain Devil Lizard Acrylic on canvas

            Theodore Bruce
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Untitled 1989 synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Apr. 11, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Untitled 1989 synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Untitled 1989 synthetic polymer paint on linen 126.5 x 157.5cm PROVENANCE: Painted at Utopia Station, Northern Territory Private collection, New South Wales Sotheby's, Melbourne, Fine Australian, Aboriginal and International Paintings, 22 November 1999, lot 524 The Kelton Foundation, United States of America

            Leonard Joel
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Dreaming Country of the Thorny Devil Lizard 1995 synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Apr. 11, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Dreaming Country of the Thorny Devil Lizard 1995 synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1944-2018) Dreaming Country of the Thorny Devil Lizard 1995 synthetic polymer paint on linen inscribed verso with artist's name and unknown cat. no. 821424 M 90 x 120cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Gallerie Australis, Adelaide The Kelton Foundation, United States of America, acquired 1995

            Leonard Joel
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2008
            Apr. 10, 2022

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2008

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1940-2018) Mountain Devil Lizard 2008 acrylic on linen inscribed verso: KATHLEEN PETYARRE 94 x 94 cm © Kathleen Petyarre/Copyright Agency, 2022 PROVEANCE Palya Proper Fine Art, Alice Springs a certificate of authenticity accompanies this lot

            Gibson's
          • Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - Sandhill Country, 1999
            Mar. 08, 2022

            Kathleen Petyarre - Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - Sandhill Country, 1999

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Katheen Petyarre is best known for her finely wrought, intimate renditions of the vast landscapes in the Eastern Desert. These were created during the epic journeys of her Dreaming ancestor and totem, the tiny Thorny Devil Lizard, referred to as ‘that Old Woman Mountain Devil’. This tiny desert creature is believed to have created the vast desert home of the Eastern Anmatyerre people by moving the sand, grain by grain, since the dawn of time. Petyarre and her clanswomen believed that they are its descendants, and have therefore inherited the responsibility for caring and nurturing the vast landscape that she depicted so intimately and carefully in her paintings. Petyarre's process leading to these sumptuous paintings took years to perfect. In this painting she presents an aerial view composition of her sacred Dreaming site (home of the Mountain Devil Lizard) in the vicinity of Mosquito Bore on Utopia Station. It is here at this site that the men and women of the eastern Anmatyerre language conduct important secret and sacred initiation ceremonies. This Dreaming site is situated in the artist’s father’s country and the general locality is identified by a group of sandhills. The painting portrays the area scattered with seeds, summer bush flowers and Spinifex grasses. The sand-hills conceal a sacred Women’s Dreaming site associated with the green pea (antweth).

            Cooee Art
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Untitled"
            Oct. 24, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Untitled"

            Est: -

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Untitled" Acrylic on canvas. Provenance: Desert Art Gallery. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 90cm x 149cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"
            Oct. 24, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming"

            Est: -

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE "Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming" Acrylic on linen. Provenance: Desert Art Gallery. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang. 94cm x 94cm

            Ozbid Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women’s Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003
            Oct. 24, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women’s Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003

            Est: $750 - $1,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women's Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas signed and inscribed verso: Kathleen Petyarre, NO48 88.5 x 59cm

            Gibson's Auctions
          • Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)
            Aug. 25, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 2006 acrylic on Belgium linen, Ironwood Arts Cat. No. IW3640

            Shapiro Auctioneers
          • Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)
            Aug. 25, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            My Country (Bush Seeds), 2004 acrylic on linen

            Shapiro Auctioneers
          • Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)
            Aug. 25, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Bean Seeds Dreaming, 2007 acrylic on canvas, inscribed with artist name and title verso 'Kathleen Petyarre, Bean Seeds Dreaming', unstretched

            Shapiro Auctioneers
          • Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)
            Aug. 25, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (c. 1935-2018)

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Mountain Devil Lizard, 2007 acrylic on linen,inscribed artist name verso 'Kathleen Petyarre', unstretched

            Shapiro Auctioneers
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1935-2018), untitled, oil on linen, signed verso "Kathleen", catalogue No. KP 28/03-1, 100 x 100cm
            May. 30, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1935-2018), untitled, oil on linen, signed verso "Kathleen", catalogue No. KP 28/03-1, 100 x 100cm

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1935-2018), untitled, oil on linen, signed verso "Kathleen", catalogue No. KP 28/03-1, 100 x 100cm

            Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
          • Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas
            May. 17, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas Signed verso Aboriginal Art 100, Certificate of Authenticity Cat. no. KP1619 91 x 60 cm unstretched

            Theodore Bruce
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE, MY COUNTRY – BUSH SEEDS (AFTER SANDSTORM), 2003
            May. 11, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE, MY COUNTRY – BUSH SEEDS (AFTER SANDSTORM), 2003

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (1935 – 2018) MY COUNTRY – BUSH SEEDS (AFTER SANDSTORM), 2003 synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen 76.0 x 76.0 cm bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Gallerie Australis cat. GAKP0303375 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK9565 PROVENANCE Gallerie Australis, Adelaide Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITED Iylenty – Mosquito Bore: Recent paintings by Kathleen Petyarre, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 7 – 28 March 2003 This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, which states in part: ‘ My Country- Bush Seeds (After Sandstorm) represents an aerial view composition of Kathleen Petyarre's sacred Dreaming site of the Mountain Devil Lizard in the vicinity of Mosquito Bore on Utopia Station in the eastern desert of central Australia. It is here at the site of Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming that the men and women of the eastern Anmatyerre language conduct important secret and sacred initiation ceremonies. This Dreaming site is situated in the artist's father's country and the general locality is identified by a group of sand-hills that rise majestically from the desert floor represented in this painting by the parallel lines. The painting portrays the area scattered with seeds, summer bush flowers and spinifex grasses. The sand-hills represent a sacred Women's Dreaming site associated with the green pea (antweth). The seeds (ntang) depicted throughout the painting are of the green pea (antweth) that are an important food source for the "traditional healer" (ngangkar), and the Mountain Devil Lizard (Arnkerrth).’ This item is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Kweyetwemp (Kathleen) Petyarre/Copyright Agency, 2021

            Deutscher and Hackett
          • PETYARRE KATHLEEN
            Apr. 27, 2021

            PETYARRE KATHLEEN

            Est: €1,500 - €2,500

            'My country, bush seed'

            Campo & Campo
          • Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas
            Mar. 29, 2021

            Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas

            Est: $1,800 - $2,500

            Kathleen Petyarre (b.1930) Bush Seeds 2010 Acrylic on canvas Signed verso Certificate of Authenticity from Aboriginal Art 100: KP1619 91 x 60 cm unstretched

            Theodore Bruce
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women’s Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003
            Mar. 28, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women’s Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (CIRCA 1935 - 2018) Women’s Camp Sites and Collecting Yams circa 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas signed and inscribed verso: Kathleen Petyarre, NO48 88.5 x 59cm

            Gibson's Auctions
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Bush Seed 2000 synthetic polymer paint on linen
            Feb. 24, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Bush Seed 2000 synthetic polymer paint on linen

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Bush Seed 2000 synthetic polymer paint on linen signed verso: KATHLEEN inscribed verso with date, title and Mbantua cat. no. MB11163 120.5 x 120cm PROVENANCE: Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, Northern Territory (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Melbourne

            Leonard Joel
          • KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Mountain Devil Lizard, Thorny Devil Lizard (Arnkerrthe), Women Hunting Em...
            Feb. 24, 2021

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Mountain Devil Lizard, Thorny Devil Lizard (Arnkerrthe), Women Hunting Em...

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            KATHLEEN PETYARRE (c.1935-2018, Anmatyerre Language Group) Mountain Devil Lizard, Thorny Devil Lizard (Arnkerrthe), Women Hunting Emu and Dingo (Atnangkerre) 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas artist's name and title on unknown label verso 87 x 87cm PROVENANCE: Cicada Trading Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland (accompanied by a certificate of authenticity) Private collection, Melbourne

            Leonard Joel
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