B/W Icon Head 1998 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 75 x 54

Signed dated and titled [reverse]

Coll.: unknown

This work is first recorded at auction (several times) in Sydney in 2004 and again in 2007. Despite the title, the image bears no relationship to Arkley’s various ‘Icon Head’ compositions. It may belong to the series of Untitled heads [1-10] 1998 [W/P] catalogued below.


  • auctioned by Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, 29 March 2004, lot 60: details as above; ill.; est.$9- 12,000; not sold
  • auctioned by Cromwell’s, Sydney, 27 July 2004, lot 15: details as above; not illustrated; est.$9-12,000; not sold
  • auctioned by Cromwell’s, Sydney, 9 Nov.2004, lot 40A: same details; not illustrated; est.$8,500-10,500; not sold
  • auctioned by Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney, 5 Dec.2007, lot 82 (same details; est.$10-15,000; sold for $16,500 plus buyer’s premium; details via AASD)