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Title

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

1997

Artist

Kevin Connor

Australia

1932 -

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Kevin Connor

    Reproduction requests

    Sir John Sulman Prize
    Winner - 1997
    Artist information
    Kevin Connor

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Woollahra

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • 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.

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