Mask for Baudelaire (1994) [W/P]

Alternate title: Head Baudelaire
Synthetic polymer paint on paper, c.75 x 56
Coll.: unknown 
(last auctioned Nov.2017)

This work on paper was first shown at the Bellas Gallery in May-June 1994, and then at the Dick Bett Gallery, August 1994 (reproduced in the catalogue as shown here). It  was presumably identical with the work exhibited in HA Tolarno 9/95, as ‘Head Baudelaire 1994’ (not reproduced). In 2007, it was shown at the John Buckley Gallery as ‘Head of Baudelaire’.

The composition is obviously a variant of that used for Second Psychedelic Head 1992.


  • Listed in Arkley’s 1993-6 stock-book under 1994 (as ‘Mask for Baudelaire’)


  • HA Bellas 5/94, cat.14: ‘Mask for Baudelaire’ ($900)
  • Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, 8/94 (‘Beyond the Surface’), cat.16 (‘Mask for Baudelaire’, 76 x 56; ill.; $1100)
  • (presumably) HA Tolarno 9/95 (‘White + Black’, cat.24: ‘Head Baudelaire’, 75 x 56, no ill.: $1800)
  • John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, 5/07 (‘Australian Drawing Part 2’): as ‘Head of Baudelaire’, 1994, 75 x 56 (ill.)
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Sydney, 30 Nov.2017, lot 92 (ill., details as here; est.$8-12,000; sold)


  • Kelly 1994 (‘Beyond the Surface’, fig.3 (as reproduced here)