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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 15 June 2016 of The Conversation est. 2011 The Conversation
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Explainer : The Importance of William Barak’s Ceremony, Nikita Vanderbyl , 2016 single work column

'A painting by Wurundjeri [Woiwurung] artist William Barak was auctioned last week for A$512,400. This set a new record for the 19th century artist, diplomat and leader. (His work had previously reached A$504,000 at auction in 2009).'

'The auction by Bonhams of the artwork called Ceremony took place in Sydney on 7 June, and the buyer remains anonymous. The previously unknown piece had remained in the family of English craftsman Frank Piggott Webb for over 100 years.'

'As one of only a few 19th century Aboriginal artists, each piece of Barak’s artwork holds incredible significance for Aboriginal people in Victoria today. ...'

Note: Includes portrait of William Barak (1866)

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