Cup and Saucer (1980) [W/P] ['Functional Object' series]

Cup and Saucer 1980 [W_P]#5798

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 49.4 x 74 irregular [on backing 70.8 x 100.2]

signed, dated and titled [on reverse: ‘Functional Object series / Title: Cup and Saucer / Size 81.5 cm x 57 cm / Medium: Acrylic on paper / Date: 1980 / Howard Arkley’]

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra [84.1554]

First shown in Canberra in 1983, and subsequently acquired for the NGA (details above from the gallery’s website catalogue, Dec.2008); for a variant, see Pattern Painting; and source material (1988 and earlier) [W/P].

Provenance

  • acquired by NGA 1984 via Tolarno (according to NGA website)

Exhibited

  • NGA, Canberra, 1983 (‘A Melbourne Mood’): as 1980-1, 57 x 81.5
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.28 (as 70.8 x 100.2 irreg.)

Literature

  • Spray 57 (ill.)
  • Carnival 64 and Fig.2.10