Winter Notations 1975

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 178 x 161

signed, dated and titled [on reverse]

Coll.: unknown

This painting, first certainly documented at auction with Sotheby’s in 1995, may be identical with Doomsday Notations (1975), an unidentified canvas shown in Arkley’s first solo show at Tolarno in April 1975. See also Oriental (Wave Study) 1974, based on a similar formal idea.

Cf. Winter Notations 1975 [W/P] and several variant works on paper, exploring a different abstract theme.


  • auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., 18 June 1995, lot 395 (ill. and details as above, but without noting an earlier history; est.$3-5,000; sold for $7,475)


  • ? (possibly HA Tolarno 4/75, as ‘Doomsday Notations’: see comment)