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30 October 2008
Aboriginal Art Hardcover Book - Beyond Sacred is a profoundly important book about the modern Aboriginal art movement.
Recent painting from Australia's
remote Aboriginal communities
The collection of COLIN AND ELIZABETH LAVERTY
With respect to all religious traditions, Beyond Sacred is a book of biblical proportions. This 360-page, hard cover gem showcases over 200 Australian Aboriginal artworks in a passionate and erudite manner which encompasses a wealth of knowledge and experience and a broad perspective on what is arguably the greatest modern art movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Authoritative, definitive, representative and inspiring …. are all words that spring to mind regarding this one-of-a-kind, visual feast of a book. It focuses on the Aboriginal art collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty. This highly representative and comprehensive collection has been referred to as ‘the most important private collection of Indigenous art in the country’ (Nicolas Rothwell, North Australia correspondent for The Australian Newspaper).
Beyond Sacred is an outstandingly important book about the modern Aboriginal art movement. Aside from excellent images of the artworks and many smaller essays based on regional art, it includes four major essays which address the thesis that Aboriginal art is contemporary art within a global arena, extending far beyond sacred traditions and ethnography into the modern universal realms of fine art, culture, contemporary museums and the world economy.
The book is essential reading (and viewing) for anyone who has an interest in Aboriginal art, whether it be as an art lover, collector or investor.
Beyond Sacred is now available online in our collector art gallery. In Australian Dollars, the book is available at http://www.australiagift.net/australia/aboriginal-art-paintings.asp .