Untitled [study for Muzak Mural] 1981 [W/P]

Untitled [study for Muzak Mural] 1981 [W_P]#CF16

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 28 x 19.5

signed and dated [upper left, within image: ‘HA 81’]

Private collection, Melbourne

An elegant, small sprayed work on paper reproduced in the catalogue/brochure for Arkley’s Brisbane IMA mural (July 1981), and clearly related to the serial character of that work, although its also has much in common with Arkley’s earlier monochrome work of c.1974-76 in particular.

This drawing remained in Arkley’s studio collection at his death. Untitled [‘Spots’] 1978 [W/P] is comparable.

Provenance

  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.

Literature

  • Taylor IMA 1981 (Muzak Mural exh.cat.): ill.