Still Life (1986)

Synthetic polymer paint and wallpaper on cardboard, 61 x 51

Collection of John Nixon, Melbourne

This work sheds light on Arkley’s continuing interest in the wallpaper motif, following his late 70s and early 80s exploration of the theme: see e.g. Suburban Interior (1983).

For general remarks on this topic in relation to Arkley’s work, see Carnival 71-73 and 130-31.


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  • HA TarraWarra 12/15-2/16 (noting that the work is in a wooden frame, presumably original)