(Australia 01 May 1935–26 Jun 2005)
- Not on display
- Further information
Aspden spent much of 1980 in the United States, including a residency at the Australia Council’s Greene Street Studio in New York. The year, with its new and diverse visual and intellectual stimuli, was a regenerative experience and resulted in a marked change in Aspden’s work, with the compression of forms into the foreground of the canvas, a darkening of his palette and a return to oil paint after many years of favouring acrylic. The dense urban environment of Manhattan, and especially the rooftops of buildings, was a direct stimulus for this painting and the related Ali’s bar (New York).
- oil on canvas
- 241.0 x 168.0cm stretcher; 244.5 x 172.0 x 4.0cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated u.r. verso, red (oil?) "... ASPDEN 80".
- Purchased 1981
- Accession number
- © Karen Aspden