Untitled [‘Lines and Spots’] 1979 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint, pencil and ink on paper, 59 x 80.5

signed and dated [l.r.: ‘Howard Arkley 79’]

Coll.: unknown

Auctioned by Christie’s in 2001, indicating that the work was formerly in the artist’s own collection. Consistent with other canvases and works on paper dating from 1979-80, using similar patterning: see e.g. Print Out 1979 and Printout – Drawing for Decorated Tram 4 (1980) [W/P].


  • artist’s collection, then P/C Melb. (acc.to Christie’s 4/01)
  • auctioned by Christie’s 3 April 2001, lot 111, as ‘Untitled [Lines and Spots]’: ill., dets. and provenance as above; est.$4-6,000; not sold