Record prices for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 24.03.08

News source: news.com.au

Information about a recent Aboriginal art auction from Lawson-Menzies.

Quoted from the article:

Some 120 works went under the hammer tonight for the Lawson-Menzies auction, many of which were post-1980 Aboriginal works.

A spokeswoman for auction house Lawson-Menzies said a clearance rate of 80 per cent showed the works were popular with investors.

"This has been a very strong night for the sale of Aboriginal art," she said.

"Sale prices broke records for three Aboriginal artists."

A polymer paint on linen work by Judy Watson Napangardi, titled Women's Dreaming, sold for $216,000 including a 20 per cent buyer's premium.

Another synthetic polymer paint on linen piece, Kutungka Napanangka at Papunga, by Walangkura Napanangka, sold for $52,800 including buyer's premium.

The third record-breaking price was achieved by a Robert Campbell Junior canvas titled Ash Wednesday. It sold for $21,600 including buyer's premium.

URL: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23406758-29277,00.html


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Gallery: Lawson-Menzies Fine Art Auction House
Contact: Kerry Williams
Email: info@lawsonmenzies.com.au
Telephone: +61 2 8344 5411
Address: 12 Todman Avenue Kensington Sydney 2033 NSW

 

 

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