Top Ten Australian Aboriginal Artists
After the high level of interest in my recent post on buying Australian Aboriginal art and considering that Australian Aboriginal art is one of my specialties, I thought that I would go into a little more detail on the subject and share some more of my knowledge and experience. Having spent many years collecting, studying and being involved with Aboriginal art and working with Aboriginal artists I have been able to gain an in depth knowledge of the movement and an extensive understanding of the market.
Because of the large number of artists and the existence of so many fakes and forgeries, the two most important decisions that anyone will make when investing in Aboriginal art is which artist to invest in and where to purchase the work from. To make the decision easier I have included a list of my top ten Aboriginal artists and my top ten Aboriginal art galleries. I chose the artists based on the potential for their work to increase in value which is why most of the artists I have chosen are from the last generation of full blood Indigenous Australian’s and as such will become more desirable and more in demand over time. The galleries were chosen based on their reputation, commitment to ethical practice and quality of works offered for sale.
Top Ten Australian Aboriginal Artists:
Judy Napangardi Watson
Ngoi Napaltjarri Pollard
Linda Syddick Napaltjarri
Doctor George Tjapaltjarri
Top Ten Australia Aboriginal Art Galleries:
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.