Colour Field Home 1999

121158

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 100 x 80

signed, dated & titled: ‘Howard Arkley / “Colour Field Home” / 1999’ [on reverse, acc.to Deutscher & Hackett]

Coll.: unknown

This work, previously known only via a photograph in Arkley’s archive – in the same group of negatives as photos of Freeway Exit (1999) [Buxton] and Grey Home (1999) – was originally listed in this catalogue as Untitled [House #1] (1999). Its appearance at auction in November 2012 clarified several details, including the title and dimensions as noted here.

The composition is a simplified variant of Stucco House (1988) and Floriated Residence (1994). The canvas is unusually small.

Provenance

  • Private collection, Melbourne
  • McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne
  • Private collection, Melbourne (acquired from the above in 2007)
  • auctioned by Deutscher & Hackett, Melb., 28 Nov.2012, lot 9 (details, including previous provenance details, and ill., as included here; est.$45-65,000; sold for $66,000 including buyer’s premium)