Bum Flowers 1995 [Howard Arkley  & Alison Burton]

Alternate title: Still Life – Tailflowers
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, {size unknown}
signed, dated and titled [on reverse: ‘“Bum Flowers” / Still Life – Tailflowers / 1995 / Howard Arkley / Alison Burton]
Private collection, Melbourne

This collaborative picture was painted for a mutual friend. As suggested in Carnival (147-8), the work has a distinctly erotic character, suggested by the swelling and protuberant forms.


  • gift from the artists directly to the present owner in 1995


  • Carnival 147-8 and Fig.5.8