In this work, Victor Rubin leads with feeling over exactness. In a nocturnal palette, he paints Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park. Rather than a site of delight however, Rubin’s amusement park is foreboding. He plays up the entrance’s iconic gape, recalling its dark history and uncertain future.
Having studied art movements from Impressionism to Modernism, Surrealism, Cubism and beyond, Rubin confesses “The history of art is in my work”. He is represented in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. For collectors of modern art, connoisseurs of art history and residents of St Kilda, Rubin is a thrilling find. Layered with the ominous, take a trip to ‘St Kilda Luna Park’.
Victor RUBIN (1950 - )
'St Kilda Luna Park' 2009
acrylic on canvas board
Image Size: 13 x 18 cm
Signed: Signed lower right: Rubin; titled and dated June 09 on reverse
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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