However many heads + two flowers 1981 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on rag paper, 55 x 79
Signed (l.r. within image); also signed, dated and titled  (verso, with additional inscription “With love from Howie”)
Private collection, Melbourne

A gift from Arkley to the owner, a painter who acted as his studio assistant during the 1980s.

The imagery, “drawn” in black sprayed lines over patches of colour, is related to the teeming detail of Primitive [mural] (1981) [W/P] and other contemporary works.


  • Gift from Arkley, c.1982-88 (email advice, Jan./Feb.2020)