Sampler: Contemporary (1998)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 150 x 120

Private collection, Melbourne

The chairs in this work and its three companion canvases (first shown in Arkley’s  ‘Sampling’ exhibition at Tolarno 11/98) are all sourced from Arkley’s copy of Gold’s 1976 interior decorator book: see Gold’s Instant Decorator.


  • noted as in a Melbourne P/C 2009 (private correspondence 4/09)


  • HA Tolarno, 11/98 (‘Sampling’), cat.4
  • Heide 2/99 (‘Funk-de-Siecle’)


  • White 1999 (‘Funk-de-Siecle’ exh. cat.: ill.)
  • Spray (rev.edn., 2001), p.136 (ill.)