ArtworksJohn LittleRue Beaudry, de la Gauchetière, Montreal, 19631928 -Sold
Inscriptionssigned, ‘JOHN / LITTLE’ (lower right); inscribed in graphite, ‘June 25 - 63’ (verso, upper left); inscribed by the artist, ‘RUE BEAUDRY - LA GAUCHETIÈRE (to be demolished) Montreal John Little / '63’ (verso, upper stretcher bar)
ProvenanceManuge Galleries Limited, Halifax.
The Collection of Mitzi and Mel Dobrin.
ExhibitionsMontreal, Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, John Little - City Life from 1951, November 4 - November 18, Toronto, Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, November 23 - December 9, 2017.This John Little captures a wonderful slice of urban life in the early 1960s. This being a blue collar area, it was vulnerable to the designs of city planners. This precise location was soon to be entirely raised and is in fact in the centre of the acres of parking lot on the east side of the Radio Canada Building. Fully four decades after 5000 Montreal residents were relocated for building and parking lots, Radio Canada is itself moving over to a new building on one side of the lot, occupying a size one third of its present footprint. In the development plan is a reduction of parking spots from the existing 650 spaces to 250 and a large number for cyclists.4of 14