Billy Thomas (born circa 1920) Kangaroo and Spear Dreaming
Lot 138
Billy Thomas (born circa 1920) Kangaroo and Spear Dreaming
Sold for AU$ 18,000 (US$ 16,707) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Billy Thomas (born circa 1920)
Kangaroo and Spear Dreaming
bears artist's name, dimensions, date, Red Rock Art catalogue number KP1312, and Tineriba Fine Arts on the reverse
natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas
90 x 120cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in 2001
    Red Rock Art, Kununurra
    Tineriba Fine Art, Adelaide
    Private collection
    Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 131
    Private collection

    This painting was originally sold with an accompanying Red Rock Art certificate that read: 'This work refers to a ceremony performed prior to a kangaroo hunt, it is held by a place called Warla in the great sandy deserts where there are many water holes and is described by the artist as "flat like an airport". During the "dry" time rock kangaroos were hunting with spears (shown as straight lines connecting the circular shapes, rockholes).'
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