Untitled [A185] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Untitled [A185] (c.1974-76) [W_P] verso#C9B1

Untitled [A185] (c.1974-76) [W_P] recto#F053

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, 56 x 67.2 (sheet)
Private collection, Melbourne

The recto of this double-sided sheet , exhibited in the 2006-7 Arkley retrospective, shows two rectangles filled with heavy black sprayed patterning (reproduced below left).

The verso (above left) includes an area resembling musical notation, mentioned in Carnival 119 in relation to Arkley’s early interest in music, as reflected by his notebooks c.1975.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.224

Provenance

  • artist’s collection (cat.no.A185)

Exhibited

  • HA NGVA 2006-7 (recto: as Untitled 1974-5; shown in Melbourne only)

Literature

  • Carnival 119 (discussing music) and Fig.4.13 (verso: as Untitled, c.1975)