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An image of The man with itchy fingers and other figures near Gare du Nord by Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor

(Australia 1932 – )

The man with itchy fingers and other figures near Gare du Nord
Place of origin
WoollahraSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
gouache, ink on 2 sheets of 300 gsm Arches paper

150.0 x 360.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., brush and black ink "Connor 97".
Gift of the artist 2002
Accession number
© Kevin Connor
Not on display
Further information

The subject of Kevin Connor's Sulman Prize winning gouache is anxiety - a dark nervous tremor is at the core of the work. Based on numerous drawings made at Gare du Nord, Paris as he observed the life of the busiest of railways stations, it reflects a lifelong preoccupation - his fascination at human behaviour wherever people congregate - food halls, railway stations, inner city streets etc. A central feature of the gouache is a man who frequents the area around the Gare du Nord who appears to have itchy fingers, observed on many occasions by the artist on his many visits to Paris.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

Bibliography (2)

Anne Ryan., Foundation Newsletter #2, 'Australian PDW Benefactors', Sydney, May 2003, (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Drawing on an artist's life', pg. 20-23, Newtown, Apr 2006, 21.