Friday, 1 June 2012

Sarah Morris commission for Gloucester Rd tube station

Big Ben [2012] by Sarah Morris, courtesy Sarah Morris and White Cube

Big Ben [2012], British-born American painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris's new temporary artwork for Gloucester Road tube station in London, will be opened on 20 June 2012 at a special event including a talk with the artist and Ossian Ward, Time Out's Visual Arts Editor. The project is the twelfth commission at the station, with previous artists including Brian Griffiths, David Batchelor, Mark Titchner and Cindy Sherman.

Sarah was also one of the artists commissioned to design a poster for the London 2012 Olympics (one of the best ones in my opinion).

Art on the Underground say that Big Ben: 'is a site-specific response to the architecture of the station and the city of London. Spanning eighteen arches across the entire length of the disused platform, this dynamic work is an evolving spectrum of colour and geometry that invites the viewer to reflect upon both London’s past and its future.'

To read more about the commission visit: 

The launch event will be held at The Science Museum's Dana Centre, 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD. The talk is free and starts at 7pm but places are limited, booking is essential. There's a pay bar. 

If you're interested in going:
020 7027 8694

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