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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Art Gallery of the Street - London Transport Museum talk

At the preview of
The Art of the Poster - A Century of Design, exhibition I was introduced to Catherine Flood, a curator at the V&A. She also co-curated the London Transport's exhibition. I have no idea how you choose 60 pieces of artwork to represent 100 years of posters on London Transport, but she'd done a pretty good job of taking us through the Edwardian directive statements, through to more experimental art and the self-referential, slightly derivative work from the 21st century:

The Art of the Poster - London Transport Museum

On Tuesday 21st October she will be discussing the growth of the public poster over the years and how it impacts us.

"From the suffragettes to Selfridges, advertisers were exploring new ways to claim a visual identity and presence within London in the early years of the 20th century. Catherine Flood, curator at the V&A, discusses the rise of full colour pictorial posters and their sensory impact on urban space. From posters by Toulouse Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard to those by the Beggarstaffs and John Hassall, she looks at the British experience of the international 'poster craze' and explores the context of the Underground's early and progressive patronage of poster art."

The hour long event starts at 6.30pm at the London Transport Museum. Tickets can be pre booked on 020 7565 7298 and cost £8.00 adults; £6.00 concessions; £4.00 student. I'm not sure if I can go, but the kind team at the London Transport Museum have offered us a couple of tickets. Please email me: themole AT goingunderground.net, if you'd like a ticket & I'll give them to the first to respond.


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