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Title

Canal Street


Artist

David Aspden

Australia, England

01 May 1935 - 26 Jun 2005


About

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).


Details


Date

1980


Media category

Painting


Materials used

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

214.1981


Artist information

David Aspden

Works in the collection

70


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 237 (colour illus.), 300.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 14, 45 (colour illus.). cat.no. 5

Jeffrey Makin., Sun, 'Outback at its best', Sydney, 18 Mar 1981.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Harmonious effects', pg. 14-15, Sydney, 13 Aug 2011-14 Aug 2011, 14 (colour illus.), 15. Article appears in 'Spectrum' supplement.

Anne Ryan, David Aspden: the colour of music and place, 'David Aspden: the colour of music and place', pg. 6-11, Sydney, 2011, 9, 10, 50 (caption), 51 (colour illus.), 82, 88.

Project 41 - the mosaic, the grid, Sydney, 1983, 3. cat.no. 18

David Aspden, Melbourne, 1981, cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 15