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Where to buy or sell art works by Violet Petyarre

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 11 works for
Davidson Auctions
Sold 22 works for
Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Sold 25 works for

Australian Aboriginal artist Violet Petyarre was born circa 1945 and works in oils and acrylics.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Violet Petyarre from 1999 and in total 103 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 71 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $9,818 for Ankerre (Emu) Dreaming 1996 sold by Leonard Joel in April 2022. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Violet Petyarre are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Violet Petyarre is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Johnson, Vivien, Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert-A Biographical Dictionary. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994. Page 200
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

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