Larry Day, Yard II
MediumOil on canvas
Credit LineGift of Natalie Charkow Hollander, 2020
Dimensions60 x 72 in.
Yard II depicts the Pine Street side of the historic University of the Arts building, where Day taught for many decades. In 1978, the yard was a public entrance.
The large brick building that dominates the composition was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. The building had been altered repeatedly for almost a century, and Day depicts the changes to windows and surfaces as well as strewn objects in meticulous detail. Day also depicts the then-new glassblowing studio at left, offering a “conversation” between the old and the new.
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