Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004
Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by Butcher Joe Nangan; Arnhem Land bark paintings; traditional artefacts; the Sam Barry Collection of Paintings from Balgo Hills; and major contemporary works by Rover Thomas (Joolama), Jack Britten, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, Prince of Wales (Midpul) and a host of others; prices realised print-out loosely encloseda very good copy of this superb catalogue for one of Indigenous art guru Tim Klingender’s most significant annual sales at Sotheby’s.