The Orient (1975) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 76 x 56

Coll.: unknown

Unidentified larger work on paper shown in Arkley’s 1995 ‘White + Black’ exhibition at Tolarno.

It may have been similar to Untitled [‘The Orient’ variant] 1976 [W/P], comprising groups of short sprayed horizontal strokes; an archive slide of the latter drawing, which was shown in Arkley’s 1991 Monash exhibition, is labeled (confusingly enough) ‘The Orient 1975’.

However, the size noted for the present work suggests a larger drawing, comparable in scale with e.g. Large Organic Model (1977) [W/P], also shown in the 1995 Tolarno show, with the same dimensions.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.App.4 (unidentified)

Provenance

  • unknown

Exhibited

  • HA Tolarno 9/95 (‘White + Black’), cat.17: details as above (no photo)