Three Australian Aboriginal bark paintings
Lot 1436
Three Australian Aboriginal bark paintings
Sold for US$ 2,643 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Three Australian Aboriginal bark paintings
Each painted in natural pigments on panels of eucalyptus bark, including "Mimi Spirits at Night, 1931"; "Two Spirits, 1943", mounted on board; "Spear Head, 1951".
size of largest 10 3/4in x 18in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The collection (auction lot numbers 1436 - 1455) is said to have been acquired and assembled over a period of years by Russell Loell, a Christian missionary who lived in Sydney, Australia in the 1930's and 40's. The titles and dates listed represent the handwritten titles and dates as inscribed by collector Loell or the subsequent owners Jeffrey and Richard Horvitz, on the reverse side of each painting. The collection was donated to the (then) Palm Springs Desert Museum in 1978. No effort has been made to substantiate the accuracy of the dates.
    Exhibited:
    Princeton University's Cultural Workshop Gallery from September 9-19, 1977.
Activities
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar items