Canal (Gowanus Canal from the 3rd Street Bridge)

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Oil on canvas
frame: 10 x 13 x 1 5/8 in. ( 25.4 x 33 x 4.1 cm ) image: 8 15/16 x 11 7/8 in. ( 22.7 x 30.2 cm )
signature: lower left: "EVANS" and lower right: "CATO" inscription: on stretcher: "'CANAL' (GOWANS CANL / FROM 3RD ST. BRIDGE, / BROOKLYN, N.Y.)" inscription: on back of canvas: "30 JULY, 2000 / 9 x 12" / NICHOLAS EVANS-CATO"
View of Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn; water tower rising above low, flat-roofed white building in the center mid-ground, with reflections on surface of water below; greenery at left and right; gray silhouettes of highrise buildings in the distance.
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The Gowanus Canal was built in the 1840s to encourage the industrial development that eventually lined its banks, and was critical to the residential and commercial development of Red Hook. The canal, which was heavily polluted for over a hundred years, has recently been cleaned up, and the old industrial buildings have been reclaimed by artists who have established both homes and studios in what were once rundown, neglected structures.

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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group