Matt’s Topy + Cacti (stillife) 1995

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 90 x 75

signed, dated and titled [in black fibre-tipped pen, on reverse, l.r.: ‘Name Howard Arkley / Title “Matt’s Topy + Cacti” (stillife) / Date 1995 / Size 75 cm x 90 cm / Medium Acrylic on Canvas’]

Private collection, Melbourne

A small variant of Arkley’s mid 1980s cactus imagery. Comparable with Bum Flowers 1995, also featuring a yellow background.


  • gift to the present owner, one of Arkley’s relatives, in 1995