Untitled [Woodgrain Zappo Head] (1991) [W/P]


Silk-screen on paper (multiple ed.), approx.54 x 34

Various collections (inc.Arkley archive)


This experimental variant appears to have been produced at the same time as the multiple hand-coloured version catalogued separately as Zappo Head [screenprint] 1991 and later [W/P].

In this case, a woodgrain-patterned head floats in clashing hues against an Op background. There are several copies in Arkley’s archive (one reproduced here), and another impression appeared at auction in April 2010.


  • Arkley archive (several impressions)
  • example auctioned by Deutscher & Hackett, Sydney, 28 April 2010, lot 167 (as ‘Zappo Head’, undated, 54 x 34 cm, ‘unique impression’; est.$3-5,000); and auctioned again by Leonard Joel, Melb., 18 Nov.2020, lot 45 (again as ‘unique,’ from P/C Melb., 53 x 35, ill.; est.$2,500-3,500; sold for $2,300 + B/P)
  • example (possibly identical with the work auctioned in 2010) listed with Art Nomad, Brighton (Melbourne): see http://www.artnomad.com.au/artists (accessed 31 May 2012)


  • Carnival, Fig.6.25 (lower left)