Freeway Painting (1996)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 198 x 168

Collection: unknown

The painting reproduced here, from a slide in Arkley’s archive (labelled with the measurements shown above, but not titled or dated) appears to be the work listed in the artist’s 1993-6 stock-book under March 1996, as ‘Freeway Painting ’96 for Swiss collector’. It is unclear whether it still belongs to the original owner.

NB in a previous version of this entry (2016), the details for this picture were confused inadvertently with those for the slightly larger work, Freeway Exit 1996. Many thanks to Melbourne gallery owner Scott Livesey for helping to establish that there were two similar but distinct canvases, both first documented in 1996 (correspondence received in 2019). For further details, and comparison with other related variants, see the entry for Freeway Exit 1996.


  • Listed in HA’s 1993-6 stock-book, as quoted above
  • Sold by Tolarno to a Swiss collector, 1996
  • Present whereabouts unknown