Arabesque (1979) [Coloured Paisley]

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, c.204 x 78.5

Coll.: unknown

This work, which has not been recorded since it was shown in Arkley’s first ‘door’ show at Tolarno in 1979, should be distinguished from both Arabesque 1979 [aka Curvilinear] and Arabesque 1979 [aka Floral].

Arkley’s archive contains a slide (with process date May79) showing a good detail of the work, but unfortunately there do not appear to be good quality colour photos of the complete work (reproduced here via Tolarno 1979 installation slide).


  • unknown


  • HA Tolarno 5/79, cat.6 (as Arabesque)