Story: Clark, Russell Stuart Cedric

'Saturday night'

'Saturday night'

Russell Clark’s 'Saturday night' (1934) conveys the bustle and bright lights of a nocturnal city street – possibly Wellington’s Cuba Street. The image is sexually charged. The men staring up at the women in the window, as another man seemingly propositions a woman in the doorway, suggest the building is a brothel. That the area is a red-light district is further indicated by the sailors, policeman and bonneted Salvation Army missioner – whose aim was to save prostitutes from their sinful lives.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1991-0024-1
by Russell Stuart Clark

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How to cite this page:

Neil Roberts. 'Clark, Russell Stuart Cedric', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000, updated January, 2021. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5c23/clark-russell-stuart-cedric (accessed 17 September 2021)