Attributed to Nicholas Untitled (Spirit Figure and Kangaroo)
Lot 154
Attributed to Nicholas Untitled (Spirit Figure and Kangaroo)
AU$ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 4,700 - 6,600
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Attributed to Nicholas
Untitled (Spirit Figure and Kangaroo)
bears the artist's name, title, tribe, moiety and dimensions on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
107.5 x 63cm


    Painted in Western Arnhem Land circa 1960
    Private collection
    Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 14
    Private collection

    Cf. It is likely this painting was executed by Nicholas active in Oenpelli during the 1960s. Three works collected by Dr Scougall from this period were gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and are illustrated in Hetti Perkins (ed.), Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004, pp.42-43.
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