Study for Chair Tableau, Blue X 1993

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 90
Signed & dated (verso)
Collection of Stephen Zagala

This painting was a gift in recognition of writing and research into Arkley’s work, carried out by Zagala at the time: refer Bibliography, 1993 and 1996 (under O’Connell).

The work is inscribed on the back: “For Stephen 1993 // Title Study for Chair Tableau Blue X // Date 1980-1981 // Medium Acrylic on Canvas // Howard Arkley 93.” As these details indicate, it relates to the blue (‘X’) chair in Muzak Mural Chair Tableau (1980-81) [3/M] and other studies from that time, notably Four Chairs W,V,X,T 1980 [W/P].


  • given to the present owner c.1993 (photo and other details provided in correspondence, March 2020)