Anamorphism 1987 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 74.5 x 55

signed and dated [according to Joel’s 5/01 and GFL 11/23]

Coll.: unknown

This work looks consistent in style with other examples from this period.

It has a Tolarno provenance, according to Sotheby’s, where it was first recorded at auction in Nov.2000 (dated to 1986). In subsequent auctions, an inscribed date of 1987 was noted.


  • Tolarno ( Sotheby’s 11/00)
  • Auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., 28 Nov.2000, lot 72 (as 1986, 75 x 55 cm; est. $10-15,000; not sold; not illustrated)
  • Auctioned by Joel’s, Melb., May 2001, lot 108 (details as above; ill.; est.$8-10,000; not sold)
  • Also auctioned by GFL Fine Art (W.A.), 29 Nov.2005, lot 66, as ‘Cacti’ (ill.; no date given; size given as 75 x 55): est.$10-12,000; sold for $9,000 plus buyer’s premium, according to GFL website (however, AASD indicates not sold)
  • Auctioned again by GFL (W.A.), 21 Nov.2023: ill., shown here; est.$28-35K; not sold