Untitled [Three sprayed rectangles] (c.1975-6?)

Untitled [3 Sprayed Rectangles]

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 184 x 161.8

Private collection, Melbourne

Another white painting still in the artist’s collection at his death. Arkley’s file slides include one with process date Jul79, but the style suggests an earlier date. Shown in the 2006 Arkley retrospective as c.1976.

Possibly one of the unidentified pictures shown in one of Arkley’s first two Tolarno exhibitions – e.g. Static/Dynamic Opposition (1974). A comparable work is Untitled [Sprayed rectangular fields] (c.1975-6?).

Provenance

  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.

Exhibited

  • ? (possibly exh. in HA Tolarno 4/75 and/or HA Tolarno 8/76 – see comments)
  • HA retrospective 2006-7 (as ‘Untitled, c.1976’; shown in Melbourne only)