Dress 1980 [W/P] (‘Functional Object’ series)

Dress 1980 [W_P]#021A

Alternate title: Red Dress
Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 79.2 x 54.6 (sheet; on backing 100.2 x 70.6)
signed, dated and titled [verso: ‘Functional Object series / Title: Dress / Size: 81.5 x 57 / Medium: Acrylic on paper / Date: 1980 / Howard Arkley’]
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra [84.1556]

Shown in Canberra 1983 and HA Monash 1991 as ‘Red Dress’, 1980-81. For comments, see Carnival 104 (discussing colour).

Provenance

  • acquired by NGA 1984 (details here via NGA website)

Exhibited

  • NGA 1983 (‘A Melbourne Mood’): as ‘Red Dress’ 1980-81
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.29: as ‘Red Dress’, 1980-81

Literature

  • Carnival 104 and Fig.3.19 (as ‘Red Dress’)