Untitled ['Purple Bird'] (1997?) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 76 x 56

Coll.: unknown

Formerly in the BP Collection, auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2002. See also Untitled [‘Cottage by a Stream’] (1997?) [W/P].

This particular work, for which there is an outlined source image in Arkley’s archive, is apparently connected with a projected series of kitsch bird paintings that did not eventuate (information supplied by Alison Burton 2002).


  • BP Collection (date acquired?)
  • auctioned by Sotheby’s, Melb., 8 Sept.2002 (BP Coll.sale), lot 90, as ‘Purple Bird’ (ill., size etc. as above; est. $12-18,000; sold for $21,000 + buyer’s premium)