Untitled [W18] 1975 [W/P]

249 [W18]

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, 46 x 71.5 (sheet)
Signed and dated in pencil, l.r., below image: ‘Howard Arkley 75′; also signed and dated on verso
Private collection, Melbourne

Here, the two contrasting fields contain, respectively, a grid pattern, and a series of black circles, either solid colour or roughly sprayed. The inscription may suggest that the work was exhibited.

Arkley’s archive includes a slide showing most of the right-hand half of the sheet.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.249

Untitled [W58] 1975 [W/P] is a closely similar drawing, on a slightly larger sheet.

Provenance

  • artist’s collection (no.W18)