Felony (1983) [W/P]

Felony (MCA W-P 1983)

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 158 x 117

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney: Gift of Loti Smorgon and Victor Smorgon, 1995 [1995.121]

This work on paper and Arkley’s first version on canvas, Felony (1983) were both included in the 2006-7 Arkley retrospective.

The composition first appeared in Untitled [Felony study] (1982) [W/P]. For the source image (from a children’s book) and further references, see comments under the 1983 canvas (as cited above).

Provenance

  • unknown
  • at Tolarno 1991 (according to HA Monash 1991)

Exhibited

  • Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, 9/85 (‘6 Drawing’: as Untitled 1984)
  • Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, 8/91 (‘The Total Look’)
  • HA Monash 1991, cat. 43
  • HA retrospective 2006-7 (shown at all 3 venues; details as above)

Literature

  • Brown & Trioli 1988 (HA ‘Casual Works’ cat.: ill.)
  • Spray 65 (ill.)
  • Michael & others 1997 (MCA: Smorgon gift), frontispiece, and p.101
  • Carnival Fig.4.22