ArtworksJohn LittleRue Henri Julien coin Marie Anne, Montreal, 19711928 -$ 55,000
Inscriptionssigned, ‘JOHN / LITTLE’ (recto, lower right); signed, tilted and dated by the artist, ‘RUE HENRI JULIEN COIN MARIE ANNE MONTREAL JOHN / LITTLE ‘71’ (verso, upper horizontal stretcher); 5-7-71 (verso, lower horizontal stretcher)
Continental Galleries, Montreal.
Private Collection, Ontario.
— This is a real time capsule in terms of activity, buildings and dress. There can be few better slices of urban life that have for the most part disappeared due first to the suburbanisation of cities and then the regeneration of the urban core when urban planners recognised their folly. Extraordinarily, however, with the building of a community school on the block featured in Little’s painting, there exists today a large playground where the rink is featured.30of 120