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On the Edge of a City

© the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A desolate inner city area of waste land and tower blocks. In the foreground, right, a labourer strides away to the right looking suspiciously behind him, towards the viewer. He wears a yellow jacket and blue jeans with a tartan cap. He carries a large bag in his right hand, filled with scrolls of paper and books, a hammer and other carpentry tools. He crosses the street towards a shop with a yellow neon 'TATTOOS' sign and a skull and crossbones over its door.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 214 x W 366 cm

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purchased from the Raab Gallery, 1988

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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