Edward Burra – The Snack Bar (1930)

The above is one of the famous paintings by modernist artist Edward Burra, which caught my eye in London’s Tate Modern.  Burra was drawn to scenes of  city life and unashamed of bad taste.

The Snack Bar (1930), depicts a heavily made Soho French prostitute, wolfing down a sandwich in the  Continental Snack Bar in Shaftesbury Avenue. “handy for ladies on the game to have a sit down and a cup of tea in their rest periods.”

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