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Past Sales

Untitled, 1995
Balgudda Near Lake Mackay in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia 1997

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Sold 32 works for
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Where to buy or sell art works by Sam Tjampitjin

Auction Houses

Sold 9 works for
Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 7 works for
Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 4 works for

Australian Aboriginal artist Sam Tjampitjin was born circa 1930 and works in oils and acrylics. Sam Tjampitjin died in 2004.

In our database, 55 works by Sam Tjampitjin are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1996, of which 32 (58%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $28,700 for Landa Landa Near Lake Mackay 1993 sold by Sotheby's in June 2002. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Sam Tjampitjin are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Sam Tjampitjin is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Johnson, Vivien, Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert-A Biographical Dictionary. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994. Page 179
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • Sam Tjampitjin is classified as one of the top Australian Indigenous artists by leading Aboriginal fine art gallery, Cooee Gallery, Sydney.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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