Brick Veneer with Feature Window 1988

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 176 x 135.5
Signed, dated and titled
[on reverse: ‘Howard Arkley / Brick Veneer with Feature / Window / 1988’]
Private collection, Melbourne

First exhibited in Arkley’s ‘Houses & Homes’ show at Tolarno in 1988, this is one of several houses that include very ‘painterly’ passages (here, particularly in the foreground grass and orange wall), countering the effect of the sprayed line-work.


  • Arkley’s list of sales for 1988 records the original buyer and price of $6,000
  • Auctioned by Deutscher-Menzies, Melb., 21 Aug.2001, lot 7 (ill., details as above; est.$60-80,000; not sold)


  • HA Tolarno 8/88, cat.3 (as Brick Veneer)
  • Metro 5, Melb., 3/01, cat.39 (ill.; details as above; priced at $95,000)