Scalloped Bracket 1998 [3/M]

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas & wood, 40.5 x 70 x 53.5 (bracket), 41 x 41 (canvas)

signed, dated and titled [on reverse]

Collection: unknown [last auctioned Sept.2020]

First exhibited in ‘Sampling’ (Tolarno 1998), as reproduced here (via slide in Arkley archive). The works remained in Arkley’s studio collection at his death.

Auctioned in 2008 with ‘spare’ canvas (red stars on yellow), together with Brick Bracket 1998 [3/M] and Laminated Bracket 1998 [3/M]; all three works, configured somewhat differently, were listed and reproduced on the Art Nomad website in 2012 under the collective title ‘Sampling (Swatch) Installations’.


  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.
  • auctioned by Deutscher & Hackett, Melb., 27 Aug.2008, lot 83 (details as above; ill.; sold with Brick Bracket and Laminated Bracket, as noted above)
  • with Art Nomad, Brighton (Melbourne): see (last accessed 7 Nov.2014): photo and details as above (thanks to Peter Anderson)
  • auctioned by Bonhams, Sydney, 26 June 2019, lot 21 (est.$10-15,000; sold?)
  • auctioned by Bonhams, Melb., 1 Sept.2020, lot 31 (ill., details as shown here; est.$8-12,000; sold for $7,500 plus buyer’s premium = $9,150)


  • HA Tolarno 11/98 (‘Sampling’), cat.17