Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Stingrays, 1967
Mardayin Story, c.1965
Macassin Prahu, c.1965

Sales by Medium

Sold 8 works for
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Where to buy or sell art works by Birrihidji Gumana

Auction Houses

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Deutscher and Hackett
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Born in 1898, Birrikitji Gumana is from the Dhalwangu language group of Australian Aboriginals from Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. He created bark paintings, working with natural earth pigments and binder on eucalyptus bark, braced with wood and natural fibre string.

In our database, 21 works by Birrihidji Gumana are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1997, of which 10 (48%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $7,102 for Stingrays sold by Sotheby's in May 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 Birrihidji Gumana are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Birrihidji Gumana is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • 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.

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