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Title

The man with itchy fingers and other figures near Gare du Nord

1997


Artist

Kevin Connor

Australia

1932 -


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Woollahra Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1997


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache, ink on 2 sheets of 300 gsm Arches paper


Dimensions

150.0 x 360.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., brush and black ink "Connor 97".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

309.2002


Sir John Sulman Prize

Winner - 1997


Artist information

Kevin Connor

Works in the collection

264


Place

Where the work was made
Woollahra

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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, Sydney, Apr 2006, 21.