The man with itchy fingers and other figures near Gare du Nord
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
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
Not on display
© Kevin Connor