Freeway (over pass) (1996) [W/P]

DM_19932

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 76 x 55

signed & titled: ‘Name Howard Arkley / Title Freeway (over pass) / size {not indicated} / medium Acrylic on paper’ [on reverse; acc.to Menzies 12/12]

Coll.: unknown

A minimal variant of the subject also represented in more monumental, colourful form in the Bellas exhibition with the canvas version Freeway (Exit) 1995.

This work on paper surfaced at auction in 2012, indicating a history dating back to 1997. When viewed in Melbourne in November 2012 (prior to its Sydney auction), the work appeared to be in very good condition.

Provenance

  • Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
  • P/C Melb., 1997
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Sydney, 6 Dec.2012, lot 84 (as undated; details, provenance and ill. as shown here; est.$18-24,000)

Exhibited

  • HA Bellas 3/96, cat.5 (as ‘Freeway Overpass’, 76 x 55; $2,000)