Spheres 1973 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint & ink on green card, 41.5 x 66.5

Inscribed ‘Arkley 73’ [l.r. within image]; and ‘Title SPHERES 73 {altered from 72} / Howard Arkley’ [verso, u.r.]

Private collection, Melbourne

It seems likely that this was one of the 6 drawings Arkley showed at Hawthorn in 1973 (see exhibition details below), which may explain his alteration of the original date of 1972 to 1973. There are clear traces of previous mounting.


  • artist’s collection (A364)


  • (possibly) Hawthorn City Gallery 1973 (‘Four Painters’)