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Cyril Power stole the show at Bonham’s last week when, in one of those fairy-tale discoveries-in-the-attic, his linocut Speed Trial (c.1932, edition of 60), which had hung on the seller’s wall unidentified for 25 years, sold for a staggering £73,250. In a nostalgic nod to the 150th anniversary of the Underground, Power’s Futuristic 1930s prints of Tube stations […]
Posted onFebruary might be the shortest month of the year, but it’s certainly not the quietest where exhibitions are concerned. Moreover, there’s real variety amongst the shows opening this month, with poster designs, photographs and prints making it onto the billing alongside paintings and drawings. In London, Poster Art 150 opens on Friday 15 February and runs […]
Book of the Week: London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design, edited by David Bownes and Oliver Green
Posted onThe London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Here in the Lund Humphries office in Clerkenwell, close to historic Farringdon station and the route of the world’s first underground train journey in January 1863, we’re getting quite excited. We’re not just interested in public transport: we’re also keen on all the visual material commissioned by the […]
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