Untitled 1999 [House] [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 76 x 56

signed and dated [l.l.: ‘Howard Arkley 99’]

Coll.: unknown

A simplified variant of Spray Veneer (1994), mostly in a narrow range of related blue, green and yellow tones, with vivid grey-blue line-work.

This work was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2007, noting that it was purchased from Tolarno in May 1999.

Home with Brown Bush 1999 is based on the same composition, but features heavy black line-work and more strongly contrasting colours.


  • purchased from Tolarno May 1999 (acc.to Sotheby’s 8/07)
  • P/C Melb. (acc.to Sotheby’s 8/07)
  • auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., 27 Aug.2007, lot 40 (as Untitled, details, previous history as noted above; est. $20-30,000; sold for $24,000 plus buyer’s premium; ill.via AASD)