Untitled [A10] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

5. [A10]

Ink & pencil on paper, c.31.8 x 25.3 (sheet).

Inscribed in pencil (below image): ‘coloured spray’

Private collection, Melbourne

The horizontal lines sprout small ‘branches’. The inscription suggests that Arkley may have thought of surrounding each linear form with a sprayed ‘aura’, as in the right-hand section of The Three Notations 1978 [W/P] and the related canvas Leaves 1978 (where, however, the sprayed paint is black, not coloured).

See also Untitled [A57] (c.1974-76) [W/P], where a similar linear pattern underlies an array of black sprayed dots.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.5

Provenance

  • artist’s collection (no.A10)