The Three Notations 1978 [W/P]

Three Notations 1978 [W_P]#2888

Synthetic polymer paint, pencil and ink on paper, 39.6 x 64.8

signed and dated [l.l., in pencil: ‘Arkley 78’]

New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, N.S.W. [1981.18]

A transitional work, arranging forms and patterns typical of Arkley’s ‘white’ works on paper into the door format he used for many paintings 1978-80. The third field, to the right, is closely comparable with Leaves 1978. See also Untitled ['Spots'] 1978 [W/P], also dated 1978.

Spray research details (c.1996, with ID photo) note original value of $250 and details as above, also confirmed by Caroline Downer, interim director, NERAM (correspondence 10/08).

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.258

Provenance

  • gifted by the artist to NERAM 1981