Medium: Oil on board
Size: 25.5cm x 41cm (10” x 16”)
Signed: Signed on the front by the artist. Verso - Artist’s studio stamp.
The Northern Soul Collection
David Barrow’s portfolio of work and vision of Northern Soul culture has won him worldwide acclaim. Likened to Dickens with the London times and like Lowry’s mill scenes, he has created a unique atmospheric vibe of then and now. Proclaimed by the Observer as the "Degas of Northern Soul".
This is from the northern soul collection depicting the crush to get into the Wigan Casino. Although the bouncers were shouting “Stop pushing at the back” the crowd were hell bent on getting in.
The Wigan Casino was a nightclub in Wigan, England. Operating between 1973 and 1981, it became known as the primary venue for Northern soul music.
Stop pushing at the back by David Barrow
David Barrow was born in 1959, in Parbold and spent his formative years there. Then moving to Wigan, he began painting seriously at the age of 19. Proud of his hometown, David’s work has developed in style over the years, yet remains consistently autobiographical and nostalgic. David has vividly captured Wigan and Parbold in a number of well-regarded oil paintings. They show the heritage of where he grew up and raised his own family. David’s paintings have been featured five times in the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, and he has also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art.