ArtworksJohn LittleParking Lot Rue O'Connell Quebec, 19681928 -CAD 12,000
Inscriptionssigned, 'JOHN / LITTLE' (lower right); titled, signed and dated by the artist, 'PARKING LOT RUE O'CONNELL QUEBEC JOHN LITTLE ‘68' (verso, upper stretcher)
Continental Galleries, Montreal;
Acquired from the above by the present owners.
As is characteristic in among the most interesting of Little’s paintings and what will likely be among his greatest legacy is his respect for the integrity of the urban core. Quebec City, like many North American cities, followed what was popular post WWll terms of urban renewal, it sacrificed the core where people lived to a place where people would work. Part and parcel of the plan was to build an infrastructure of roads to facilitate the commute by car to and from the developing suburbs.2of 6