Black and White Icon (1995) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 160 x 121

Coll.: unknown [last auctioned Oct.2022]

Exhibited at HA Tolarno 9/95, and documented by a slide in Arkley’s archive, this work is based on the same source as Untitled [Icon #2] 1984 [W/P], Pittoresque (1984) [W/P]Self Portrait (1996) [W/P] (on this occasion at least evidently suggesting Arkley’s own self-image), Untitled [‘Head’] (1996?) [W/P] and The Icon Head 1997 [W/P].


  • Tolarno Galleries
  • Private collection, Melbourne (acquired from the above)
  • auctioned by Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 25 Oct.2022, lot 13 (details as shown here; est.$30-40,000; sold for $30,000 plus buyer’s premium)


  • HA Tolarno 9/95 (‘White + Black’), cat.35: details as above; $4,800