Winged to Magic Star 1973 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint, crayon and pencil on paper, 50 x 63
Inscribed at lower edge, within image: “Winged to Magic Star … A gift from the artist in 1973 March 15 that is … ARKLEY 73”
Private collection, Melbourne

This work on paper is similar in scale to other examples from 1972-3, but it has a lighter, more whimsical character. The inscription indicates that it was made as a gift, but it remained in Arkley’s studio collection at his death.

Possibly but not certainly identical with the drawing documented as entered in the Ronald Prize 1973: see Magical Tango (1973?) [W/P] (unidentified).


  • Artist’s studio collection (A158)