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ARKLEY, Howard (1951 - 1999)

Howard Arkley : The home show. Australian Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale of Art 1999 (with associated invitations and cards)

$140.00 AUD

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Melbourne : Australia Council, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, colour illustrations. A fine copy. Loosely enclosed, the illustrated invitation card for the Australian Launch of the exhibition at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; the diecut illustrated invitation card for the Venetian Launch of the exhibition; and six illustrated postcards from the exhibition, one inscribed to noted art collectors Colin and Elizabeth Laverty from Don Williams.

A mint copy of Arkley’s last lifetime exhibition catalogue.

This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Howard Arkley’s paintings showcased at the 1999 Venice Biennale. The body of work exhibited transformed the familiar and mundane of suburbia into the unique and the exotic at the hands of this unique artist who was one of Australia’s leading contemporary painters. Two days after Arkley’s return from Venice he was found dead from a drug overdose.