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'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. ...'

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    y separately published work icon The Conversation 15 June 2016 9652269 2016 newspaper issue 2016
    Note: Includes portrait of William Barak (1866)
Last amended 13 Apr 2017 14:19:12 Explainer : The Importance of William Barak’s Ceremonysmall AustLit logo The Conversation
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