Untitled [sprayed ‘waves’] 1976 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, c.32 x 25.5 (sheet)

Signed and dated l.r. (below image)

Private collection, Melbourne

This work, previously documented through a slide in Arkley’s studio collection and catalogued as Untitled [archive slide #6] (c.1974-76) [W/P], has now been identified as one of a group of ‘white’ works on paper, all dated 1976, purchased together in 1990.

The main motif, a series of cascading black ‘waves’ sprayed over vertical ink lines, also appears in Untitled [A59] (c.1974-76) [W/P].

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.80 [previous no.75]


  • Purchased from the artist, 1990 (information and ID photo provided to Arkley Works, 2019-20)