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Pasquale Giardino rose to prominence as a founding member of Melbourne's ROAR collective. Based in Fitzroy in the 1980s, this aptly titled group set about dismantling the status quo of art. In his role Giardino giddily elevated the banal or strange, producing devil-may-care scenes that pop with colour, humour and unexpected references. In 'The Deli' he draws the busy heart of his local deli. Born to Italian heritage, Giardino's perspective is one of cultural kinship - recognising delicatessens as sites of sumptuous and special significance. Before the expressive 'The Deli', one is brought back to the Queen Victoria Markets, to shopkeepers proclaiming deals and the rush to buy the best cuts before they sell out.
An esteemed artist, he is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, and many regional and state collections. This work will enliven collections of abstract expressionist and Roar art.
Pasquale GIARDINO (1961 - )'The Deli'Pastel on paperImage Size: 57 x 76 cm Framed Dimensions: 87 x 107 x 3 cm Signed: Signed lower right Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Excellent. Minor damage to the frame
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