Thursday, 2 June 2011

Daniel Buren artwork to be installed at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station

As part of the £1 billion expansion of Tottenham Court Road tube station in London, Transport for London have commissioned French artist Daniel Buren (b.1938) to create a new permanent installation, expected to be in place by 2016. 

The artwork consists of a colourful series of diamond and circle shapes that will cover the internal glass walls of the station. The work will become a major feature of the station's new entrance hall, which accommodates some 200,000 commuters and tourists a day. Transparent versions of the work will serve to section off the ticket areas. Buren is also designing a sculpture of the shapes for the station's ticket hall, which will be displayed behind glass.

London has become well known for its Art on the Underground programme, which has included previous commissions by Bill Fontana, Liam Gillick, Eva Rothschild, Jeremy Deller, Richard Woods, Mark Wallinger, David Batchelor and Barbara Kruger to name but a few. 

To read the Art Newspaper article about the Buren project, including quotes from Buren, visit:

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