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Howard Arkley


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"I learnt about art through slides and magazines and books and my paintings look like a magazine or a book. They don’t have gestural marks, right? They’re not hand made, right? And I think that’s significant… The idea is they look false; they’re second–degree culture."

Page 224 – Not Just A Suburban Boy, Edwina Preston, 2002

Image: Door Images: Howard Arkley Source Material
Door at 9 rue Vavin, Paris
© Cambridge 2000 Gallery
cambridge200.com
Jules Lavirotte, architect
French 1864–1924
Door at 3 Square Rapp, Paris
© Cambridge 2000 Gallery
cambridge2000.com
Flywire screens (part of an ongoing series) 1977
photograph
Collection of the artist’s estate
Spray, The Work of Howard Arkley, page 26
by Ashley Crawford & Ray Edgar, published by Craftsman House Fine Art Publishing, 1997
     
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The Bedroom – A Relaxing Oasis
The Complete Home-Decorator, page 206–207
by Catharine Klock, illustrated by Sylvia Wiren,
published by Cadillac Publishing, 1946
   
     
Image: Real Estate    
Real Estate Drawings    
     
Image: Howard Arkley Source Material Amish Quilt Image: Howard Arkley Source Material Amish Quilt Image: Howard Arkley Source Material Amish Quilt

Unknown quilt makers
American late 19th and early 20th century
Amish Quilts from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
wools
© Revere Collection

   
     
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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Islamic Interlace Patterns

     
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Graffiti

Graffiti

Graffiti

     
     
     
     

Arkley recorded his ideas in over forty notebooks and albums, which contained notes, sketches, and source images. His studio overflowed with a profusion of eclectic source material and his library of art history, design, ornamentation and architecture was extensive. He also possessed a diverse music collection which included John Cage, Jazz, Blues and early Hip Hop. In his early career he made notes on the connections between art and music.


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Left:
Roy Lichtenstein

American 1923–1997
Interior with waterlilies 1991
oil and acrylic on canvas
320.9 x 455.3 x 6.5 cm
Tate Gallery
Presented by the Douglas S. Cramer Foundation in honour
of Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein 1997
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Right:
Wassily Kandinsky

Russian 1866–1944
Upward (Empor)October 1929
oil on cardboard
70.0 x 49.0 cm
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
of Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein 1997
© Wassily Kandinsky/ADAGP. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia


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Left:
Albrecht Dürer

German 1471–1528
Samson Rending the Lion c.1497–98
woodcut
38.2 x 27.8 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
A00344

Right:
Albrecht Dürer

German 1471–1528
The rhinoceros 1515
woodcut
21.2 x 30.0 cm (image) 23.8 x 30.6 (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
A00386


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Left:
Fernand Léger

French 1881–1955
Landscape 1952
gouache and watercolour
64.0 x 50.1 cm (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1971
© Fernand Léger/ADAGP. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
A00449

Middle:
Jenny Watson

born Australia 1951
House painting: Box Hill North(large version) (1977)
canvas
177.8 x 213.6 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Michell Endowment, 1977
© Courtesy of the artist
A00020

Right:
Bridget Riley

English 1931–
Opening 1961
tempera and pencil on composition board
102.6 x 102.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1967
© Bridget Riley
A00146


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Left:
Gerrit Rietveld,
designer
The Netherlands 1888–1964
G. A. VAN DE GROENEKAN, DE BILT, manufacturer
Red–blue chair 1917 designed, c.1970 manufactured
painted beech and plywood, steel
86.5 x 66.0 x 83.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1970
© Gerrit Rietveld/ BEELDRECHT. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Right:
Keith Haring

American 1958–1990
Mural on NGV Water Window 1984
A00424

 

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