One of the great things about London is that art pops up in all kinds of places. To celebrate this, and to help you find some of the best bits, take a look at this Summer Art Map.
The map brings together over 40 public artworks from across the city, including 5 commissions from Art on the Underground – TfL’s contemporary arts programme. Here are just a few of the highlights, and how to find them. 👇
Beauty < Immortality at Piccadilly Circus
At Piccadilly Circus station is Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell’s ‘Beauty < Immortality’. This art installation is a tribute to former London Transport CEO Frank Pick, and celebrates his philosophy on beauty, utility, goodness and truth.
‘Design Work Leisure’ at Blackhorse Road
Meanwhile, Giles Round’s ‘Design Work Leisure’ at Blackhorse Road station explores the power of art and craft in a mechanised system, and sits next to David McFall’s Black Horse, installed when the station opened in 1968.
‘Wrapper’ at Edgware Road
And if that’s not big enough for you, take a look at Jacqueline Poncelet’s ‘Wrapper’. Surrounding the substation next to Edgware Road, the work dresses the building in a variety of patterns. It can also be seen from the station platform, surrounding streets and nearby Marylebone Road.
Find more art in London
And all that really is just scratching the surface, there are loads more artworks to explore. 🎨
To guide you through, the map comes with a text by Louisa Buck, writer and broadcaster on contemporary art. Download the map.
Tell us your favourites in the comments section below!