Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Central Australian Scene
Hairy Caterpillar Dreaming 1991
Central Australian Landscape, 2008

Sales by Medium

Sold 1 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Mervyn Rubuntja

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 2 works for
Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 1 works for
Sold 2 works for

Australian Aboriginal artist Mervyn Rubuntja was born in 1959 and principally paints in watercolour on paper and also works in oils and acrylics.

The earliest auction listing we have for Mervyn Rubuntja is in 1987 and in total 10 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 6 (60%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,332 for Hairy Caterpillar Dreaming 1991 sold by Leonard Joel in April 2022. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Mervyn Rubuntja are held by the Queensland Art Gallery and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Mervyn Rubuntja is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.

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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