Untitled [A63] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and black fibre-tipped pen on paper, 31.8 x 25.3 (sheet)

Private collection

The imagery in this drawing relates to the imaginary ‘critters’ Arkley developed several years before 1974 (see in particular his early 1970s Sketchbooks: for discussion, see Carnival pp.161ff.).

An undated archive slide documents this particular work, which is difficult to place in the sequence of Arkley’s other ‘white’ drawings, and may pre-date most of them.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.70


  • artist’s collection (no.A63)
  • private collection, Melbourne
  • private collection, 2020