Empty streets, surreal visions: The future has finally caught up with the Australian painter Jeffrey Smart

By Sally Pryor
Updated November 26 2021 - 9:03pm, first published 1:00pm
Jeffrey Smart, Self portrait, Procida, 1950-51

A one-armed man in a blue suit stands alone at the mouth of an expressway tunnel. Before him, the road curves around and down into the shadows. Above him, the expressway rises upwards, towards a railing, a sculpture (seen from behind), and a cluster of high-rise buildings.

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