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Star City Casino (after Breughel), 1998 [picture] / Anne Zahalka
Bib ID 3696859
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Zahalka, Anne, 1957-
 
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Description 1998 
1 photograph : col. ; image 115 x 145 cm., on sheet 125.6 x 164.6 cm. 
Summary

Photograph of the Star City Casino in Sydney. The title of the work Star City Casino (after Breughel), indicates the influence of Pieter Brueghel the Younger's (c.1564-1638) compositions. Brueghel was a Flemmish painter who depicted bucolic village scenes. The social scene in this image is a blur with movement, bright colour and the artificial light of poker machines and card tables. The interior of the casino attempts to replicate aspects of the Australian landscape.

Notes

Title from caption list.

Inscriptions: "4/12"--In pencil on verso; Signed by photographer in pencil on verso.

Part of Anne Zahalka's Leisureland series.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-150880157

Source of Acquisition Purchased from the photographer, through Roslyn Oxley Gallery, 2006. 
Subjects Star City Casino (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Photographs.  |  Casinos -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Gamblers -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Poker players -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.
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