An image of Canal Street

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Canal Street

Location
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).

Year
1980
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
241.0 x 168.0 cm stretcher; 244.5 x 172.0 x 4.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. verso, red (oil?) "... ASPDEN 80".
Credit
Purchased 1981
Accession number
214.1981
Copyright
© Karen Aspden