Business as Usual [Business as Usual, Guy and Sherbrooke Street]

Arthur Lismer

BIRTH YEAR 1885
BIRTH PLACE Sheffield, England
DEATH YEAR 1969
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Ink and conté on paper
DATE 1949
DIMENSIONS 30.5cm x 22.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0795
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A cartoon-like sketch depicts a chaotic scene in which a crowd of people in the foreground flee from a construction zone in the middle of the street in the background. There are buildings lining both sides of the street and a large sign reads "BUSINESS AS USUAL DURING ALTERATIONS". The arm of a large excavator is suspended over the construction site, with debris falling from it.

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