Across the River #2, 1969
Oil on canvas, 43.75 x 35.5 inches
Marc Fasanella called this his father’s “most adept depiction of his ideal… Combining the best aspects of the Bronx, Yonkers and Dobbs Ferry, New York—environments he knew well—Across the River shows us what today’s urban planners would call a moderate, density-mixed-use economy. Clean animated apartment buildings are set in close proximity to small industrial employment, a “small town” retail center, a nature preserve and agriculture out on the periphery of the settlement, all made accessible by a network of roads, light rail and bicycle paths. Italian American Art, Summer 2010.