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Past Sales

Untitled, 2000
TIngari Ancestors 2002

Sales by Medium

Sold 40 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri

Auction Houses

Sold 11 works for
Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 4 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 8 works for

Australian Aboriginal artist Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri was born circa 1952 and works in oils and acrylics.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri from 1989 and in total 100 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 40 (40%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $91,702 for Soakage Water Site of Pukaratjina sold by Sotheby's in May 2023. This year 8 works have been offered for sale. Works by Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW and a further five major public national galleries (see list below).

Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 676
  • Johnson, Vivien, Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert-A Biographical Dictionary. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994. Page 117
  • 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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