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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 urban 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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