Double Arabesque 1978

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 182 x 162

signed, dated and titled [on reverse, Sotheby’s]

Coll.: unknown

Arkley’s files include a slide with process date Nov78, and the work is also visible in studio photos dating from c.1982. Auctioned by Sotheby’s 1993, and apparently also with Sotheby’s c.1996 (Spray research card with ID photo).


  • P/C Melb. ( files for HA Arkley Monash 1991: copy in Arkley’s archive)
  • auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., 24 Oct.1993, lot 191 (details as above; not illustrated; est.$2-3,000; not sold)
  • also at Sotheby’s c.1996 (Spray research card)