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The fertilization of Drako Vülen's cheese pizza



Tom Arthur

Australia, United States of America

14 May 1946 -




Media categories

Sculpture , Installation

Materials used

wood, brass, glass, silk, neon, sand


340.0 x 720.0 x 480.0 cm overall dimensions

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1975


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Arthur

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 17 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2008–09, 'Exhibitions and audiences', pg. 33-43, Sydney, 2009, 40 (colour illus.). Focus room

Diana Fisher, Sunday telegraph, 'Talkabout', Sydney, 13 Apr 1975, unknown. NOTE: There is a photo of Tom Arthur and his wife, Sandra at a private preview of 'Project 3: Objects' exhibition.

Suzi Gablik, Art in America, 'Report from Australia', pg. 29-47, New York, Jan 1981, 33.

Frances Lindsay., The entire contents of a gentleman's room: Tom Arthur, 'Forward', Melbourne, 1987. not paginated

Robert Lindsay, W. Thomas Arthur: The Fertilization of Drako Vulen's Cheese Pizza, Sydney, 1975, (illus.). NOTE: Extract from Project 3: Objects exhibition catalogue.

Robert Lindsay., Survey 10: Tom Arthur, 'Tom Arthur', Melbourne, 1979, (illus.). 5; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales; not paginated

Robert Lindsay, Art and Australia [vol. 13, no. 3], 'W.Thomas Arthur', pg. 152-159, Sydney, Oct 1976-Dec 1976, 131, 155-156, 157 (colour illus.).

Robert Lindsay, Project 3: Objects, Sydney, 1975. 23; Collection of the artist.

Sandra McGrath, The Australian, 'ART:.... Too Fragile to survive', Sydney, 03 May 1975, unknown. NOTE: Review of Project 3: 'Object' exhibition held at the AGNSW.

Denise Mimmocchi., Tom Arthur: The fertization of Drako Vulen's cheese pizza, 'The metamorphoses of being Tom Arthur: The fertilization of Drako Vullen's cheese pizza', Sydney, 2008, cover (colour illus.), 2 (colour illus.). not paginated

Denise Mimmocchi, Look, 'Is it a plane? Is it a bird? Is it ... ?: Read on to find out', pg. 14-15, Sydney, Sep 2008, 14 (illus.), 15 (colour illus.). NOTE: Article promoting the focus room exhibition.

W.E. Pidgeon., Sunday telegraph, 'Art: ... Galactic designs', Sydney, 27 Apr 1975, unknown. NOTE: Review of Project 3 exhibition.

Ken Scarlett, Australian Sculptors, Melbourne, 1980, 26 (illus.).

Stephanie Wallace, The Melbourne Times, 'Space versus reason', pg. 9, Fitzroy, 03 Oct 1979, 9.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Australian financial review, 'Saleroom: Fertilisation of Drako Vulen's Cheese Pizza', Sydney, 03 Apr 1975, unknown. Review of AGNSW installation.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 07 Apr 1975.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1975, Sydney, 1977, 54 (illus.).