Grand Union

Ralph Fasanella (American, 1914–1997)
1955
Currently on view
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions50 × 72 inches
CreditGift of Mrs. Eve Fasanella, 2005
Accession Number2005.01

Self-taught artist Ralph Fasanella paints an imaginative local scene where real Dobbs Ferry landmarks mix with intuitive but clearly demarcated geographical features. People going about their everyday activities enliven the tunnels, pathways, and neighborhood streets. Fasanella’s train tracks separate not just space but also time: the nineteenth-century forms of warehouses, older storefronts, churches, and the train station in the background, and the modern Grand Union supermarket with its auto-filled parking lot front and center.

 

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