Lattice 1981 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 61.5 x 87

Signed & dated l.r.: ‘Howard Arkley 81’

Collection unknown [last auctioned March 2024]

Arkley’s files include a slide with process date Oct81 (also visible in Solander 10/81 installation shots). The composition is obviously related to Lattice and Grids 1980 [aka ‘Lattices’]; see also Design (in 2 sections) for a Tapestry 1983 [W/P].

The provenance details shown below were confirmed in an email from Menzies Art Brands, Dec.2023, noting that Red Wedge [#1] 1981 [W/P] is in the same collection; many thanks to Clementine Retallack, Menzies Art Brands, for forwarding details and a new photo.


  • Artist’s collection
  • Private collection, Melbourne, gift from the artist
  • Thence by descent, private collection, Melbourne
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Melbourne, 27 March 2024, lot 105 (details and shown here; est.$15-20,000; sold for $16,000 + B/P)


  • HA Solander 10/81, cat.6 (as measuring 80 x 104; $400)