The flurry of auction results in 2019 was followed by the appearance of two Arkleys in Menzies’ Melbourne auction on 27 Feb.2020: Discocacti 1986 (not sold), and Untitled [‘The Second Village’] 1998 [W/P]. However, further auction activity was cut short by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic shortly afterwards, a situation that continued to disrupt normal art-market activity (along with everything else) in 2021.

Nevertheless, several ‘white’ works on paper previously in the artist’s collection were sold to private collectors during 2020: see ‘White’ works on paper (c.1974-78), cat.nos.70, 83, 137, 145, 155, 156 and 166. Further examples from the same series were donated to State Library Victoria during the year: for details, see under 2021.