Still Life Petunias 1987

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 160.5 x 120.5

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

Coll.: unknown

First shown in 1987 (at both the Roslyn Oxley9 and Anima galleries), and later acquired for the BP Collection.

There are several later variants, including Untitled [Petunias] 1988 and Stillife Petunias (for Leigh) 1997.


  • P/C, then to BP Coll. (info via Sotheby’s)
  • Auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., Sept.2002 (BP Collection sale), lot 48 (ill.; details as above; est.$60-80,000; sold for $52,000 plus buyer’s premium)
  • Private collection, Sydney ( Gould Galleries May 2012: see below)
  • With Gould Galleries, Melb., May 2012 (correspondence with Arkley Estate)


  • HA Roslyn Oxley9, 9/87, cat.4
  • HA Anima Gallery, Adelaide, 10/87, cat.2 ($4,000)
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.65 (as 160 x 122)