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The Tube As An Art Gallery

6 April, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Another Zoom by our Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky:
The architecture of London’s wonderful tube system is often (and quite rightly) admired, but there is much to enjoy as you transfer lines or wait for your train. Tiling ranges from the subtle 1930s reliefs by Harold Stabler, to the colourful Victoria Line benches. Jazzy mosaics by pop-artist Paolozzi, adorn Tottenham Court Road and further east, mosaics tell the story of Hitchcock’s film career.  At Rachel’s local tube station, there is one of the most famous tube sculptures. Together with the London tube’s classic font and iconic map, you will also explore specially commissioned artworks of the Overground, a modern take on the Bayeux Tapestry, ventilation grilles and Transport For London’s 1920s headquarters in St- James’s – not just wonderful artwork but pieces by eminent artists of the day.

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