Plain and Fancy 1993

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 173 x 135
Signed, dated & titled (verso)
Coll.: unknown

Exhibited in Arkley’s “Recommended Rooms” show at Bellas, Brisbane, 5/93 (documented by a slide in Arkley’s archive), this elegant canvas was purchased at the time by a Brisbane collector. In 2019, it sold for a substantial price at auction in Sydney.

This work is a modified variant of Suparoom (1992); see also Supa Interior (1999) [aka Deluxe Space]. The source in each case is Gold’s Instant Decorator: lounge room #2.


  • Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
  • Private collection, Brisbane, purchased from the above, 1993
  • Auctioned by Sotheby’s, Sydney, 20 Nov.2019, lot 33 (with revised details and reproduction as shown here; est.$600-800,000; sold for $1 million plus buyer’s premium [$1,220,000])


  • HA Bellas, Brisbane, 5/93, cat. 6 ($7,000)
  • HA retrospective 2006-7 (shown in Melbourne only)