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2nd In House Stock Clearance Auction

No buyer’s premium, GST inclusive

Auction   FOUR SESSIONS

18th March 2012

Venue

At our premises
11-15 CHRISTENSEN STREET
CHELTENHAM
VIC 3192
www.agodauctions.com.au

Viewing

Saturday 10th March to Saturday 17th March 10AM to 4 PM
Sunday 18th March (auction day) from 10 AM

Auction times (approximate)

AFFORDABLE & MOSTLY UNRESERVED
12:00 Noon to 1:15PM (Lots 1-80)

VINTAGE UTOPIA, TOP END & KIMBERLEY
1:45PM to 3:15PM (Lots 81-160)

TOP END & KIMBERLEY, FAMOUS WOMEN ARTISTS
3:45PM to 5:15PM (Lots 161-240)

PAPUNYA TULA ARTISTS AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS
OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN DESERT ART MOVEMENT,
THE LAST NOMADS AND EBES COLLECTION
6:30PM (Lots 241-353)

All times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Introduction

On the 18th of March, the Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings (AGOD) will hold its second gallery stock clearance in house auction out of a series of 10, planned at the rate of two per year for the coming years. These specialized Aboriginal Art auctions were conceived to cost effectively market the vast stockholdings of the Gallery at the end of the city gallery lease at the top end of Bourke Street after almost 20 years in the Melbourne CBD. Apart from the location little has changed. The gallery stock covers every aspect of the Central and Western Desert art movements started by Geoffrey Bardon and a GREAT SELECTION of Top End and Kimberley art.

Auction Content & Themes

Last November more than 200 lots were sold for more than $500,000 saving the buyers more than $200,000 by not having to pay hammer price premiums and add ons such as 10% GST, 5% artist resale royalty and 20-25% buyers fee including GST. This auction again features a cross section of high quality specially selected and commissioned works of art by AGOD over 20 years. Starting with a selection of affordable mostly UNRESERVED lots and increasing in value gradually with the lot numbers. There will be 4 sessions with breaks in between as listed to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. The 353 lots are loosely grouped in 5 exciting themes and include sections of vintage (20 years old) works, 40 Papunya Tula artists works purchased directly from Daphne Williams and Janice and the staff of Papunya Tula Artists Alice Springs over 20 years, masterpieces from the founding Fathers of the Bardon days (Clifford Possum, Mick Namarari, Turkey Tolson etc), the best of the Top End and Kimberley art and 31 unique works from Warlimpirrnga, Walala, Thomas, Yalti, Yakulti and Takaria, who walked into the 20th Century at Kiwikurra in 1984. I always planned to have an exhibition of the Last Nomads at the old gallery because of the uniqueness of their art but it never happened. We finish with a small selection of RARE and IMPORTANT works originally selected for personal reasons and for exhibitions as part of the Ebes Collection.

Highlights

Highlights are the second largest White Yam Dreaming by Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Lot #351) and a number of works in colour relating to that iconic series of brilliant works. Two collaborative works on paper detailing the creation story of the Top End (Kunwinjku) artists commissioned in 1991 to be featured in the Australian Pavilion at the Barcelona (Spain) World Fair in 1992. Measuring 10 metres and 3.7 metres each they were professionally backed for preservation and exhibitions on canvas by Andrej Janczewski, some 15 years ago. Displayed on the mezzanine at “the factory” are a superb series of Tingari Cycles paintings by the early masters. From our International exhibition at the World Bank in Washington DC, 1992 we offer 5 early (1989) large Utopia works illustrated in the catalogue Modern Art-Ancient Icon.

Absentee/Telephone Bidding

Click here to download the Absentee/Telephone Bidding Form - PDF 49KB

Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings
Aboriginal Art Auction
Date 18th March 2012

Please post or email this completed form to:

11-15 Christensen Street
Cheltenham
Vic 3192

Hank Ebes 0419329886
Monique Mac Neill 0417224382
agod@bluep.com

Absentee Bids must be received 24 hours prior to commencement of auction.

CONDITIONS OF SALE AND BUSINESS

All bidders must register to bid, providing photographic proof of identity.

The Auctioneer will regulate bidding and increments at his discretion.

The Purchaser may remove the goods from the premises of the Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings the Tuesday following the auction from 12 noon once the property has been paid for in full. Payment must be made within 7 days. Payment may be made via credit card, cheque or direct transfer.

Bank deposit details:

Account name: Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings

Address: National Australia Bank
330 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
BSB Number: 083 004
Account Number: 04880 7161
IBAN code: NATAU3303M

Auctions have NO BUYERS PREMIUM and are GST inclusive, and if applicable Artist Resale Royalty inclusive.

Telephone bids, absentee bids and commission bids will be offered but no responsibility for errors and omission related to these services will be accepted.

Members of the public attend at their own risk.