Platform for art at London Underground

Via Dave Lull, from Britannica Blog:

Tube3 Peter Blake "In honor of the 100th birthday of London’s famed “Roundel” (shown below), symbol of the city’s famed Underground (”Tube”) subway system, the Transport for London has commissioned 100 artists to produce 100 “brand new works of art that are inspired by the Roundel as a contemporary symbol for a world class transport system.”  Two prints will be made of each work: the first print will go into the Underground archive of famous art, by such artists as Man Ray, and the second will be offered to the public through an online auction.  The new works are on display through October at the Rochelle School in Shoreditch, London, and many of them will also appear as posters throughout the Underground system." The Britannia Blog will be posting one of these new works of art per day during this month.

Art on the Underground will be presenting other exciting activities to coincide with the exhibition, including artists’ talks and events in collaboration with London Transport Museum.

5 thoughts on “Platform for art at London Underground

  1. I love these artistic “takes” on things – every now and then a really brilliant interpretation emerges. As to the lovely underground itself – only too glad I no longer have to take it!

  2. Yes, Equiano, it gets worse and worse- or at least, the Kings Cross section of it. Lucky you not having to do it.

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