Baku Ray (c1905-?) Australia (Aboriginal)

Biographical Information

Baku Rei was an Aboriginal traditional artist from the tribe Wulagi on the Crocodile Islands. He was also a medicine man and ceremonial leader. He was admired for his bark paintings. He also carved ceremonial hollow logs for the mortuary ceremonies which he conducted. Rei Baku was active during the 1960s, and has since died. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Lorrkon, c. 1950
Highest Price:
Lorrkon, c. 1950
Natural earth pigments on hollow log, 66 cm height
Aboriginal + Oceanic Art, Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings96A$2,880 N/A
Works on Paper10A$231 N/A
Objects11A$1,840 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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