Curlicue Console 1998 [3/M]

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas & wood, 30.5 x 100 x 21.5 (bracket), each canvas 30.5 x 23 (including ‘spare’ 4th canvas)

Signed, dated  and titled [s+d verso of each panel: ‘Howard Arkley 98’; titled on bracket  ( Art Nomad, 2014)]

Collection unknown (last auctioned Aug.2017)

First exhibited in ‘Sampling’ (HA Tolarno 11/98), as reproduced here, via archive slide. Shown at the John Buckley Gallery in 2008-9 with 4th (‘spare’) canvas alongside the 3 originally exhibited at Tolarno.

In May 2014, the work appeared in the auction of John Buckley’s collection at Mossgreen, where it was sold, and subsequently listed on the Art Nomad website, with all four canvases reproduced side by side on the console (thanks to Peter Anderson for forwarding details, July 2014).


  • Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
  • Coll.John Buckley, Melbourne
  • auctioned by Mossgreen, Melb., 13 May 2014 [John Buckley Collection auction], lot 19: ill., est.$20-30,000; sold for $13,420
  • subsequently with Art Nomad, Brighton (Melbourne): for details as above and reproductions, see (last accessed Nov.2014)
  • auctioned by Menzies, Melbourne, 10 Aug.2017, lot 57 (ill., details as above; sold)


  • HA Tolarno 11/98 (‘Sampling’, cat.12: details as above)
  • John Buckley Gallery, Melb., 12/08 – 2/09 (‘Neo Pop’): as 1997; size given as 30 x 101 x 22