Untitled [A135] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Untitled [A135] (c.1974-76) [W_P]#54FB

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, c.38.5 x 56.5 (sheet)

Private collection, Melbourne

This image, looking something like a diagrammatic town plan, is cited in Carnival in Suburbia as typical of Arkley’s early formal approach, using the airbrush ‘to point up a specific contrast between different qualities of line and pattern: precise vs.fuzzy, assertive vs.vague’.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.151

Provenance

  • artist’s collection (no.A135)

Literature

  • Gregory, Carnival in Suburbia (2006), 92 (quoted above) and Fig.3.6: as Untitled, mid-late 1970s