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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


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., 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.).

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.

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

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 07 Apr 1975.

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

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

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

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

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

Australian sculptors, Melbourne, 1980, 26 (illus.).