Creative Review: #LondonIsOpen: the great art giveaway
As part of the #LondonIsOpen initiative, London Mayor Sadiq Khan commissioned Sol Calero, Alexandre da Cunha, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley and Mark Titchner to create posters on the eponymous theme.
Limited edition prints (in a run of 5,000) of each of the posters will be given away free at Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall, King’s Cross, Shepherds Bush and Stratford stations on Thursday 10 November 2016 from 7.30am.
“Each station will have its own exclusive artwork, based on the themes of openness and diversity championed by the London is Open campaign,” says Art on the Underground, which is organising the scheme. “Each print is in a limited run of 5,000 and sends a message across London of internationalism, diversity and commonality.”
Alongside the prints, badges and limited edition postcard sets (see above) will also be distributed, which will also feature the works by Tania Bruguera, Hew Locke and Indra Khanna, David Shrigley, Mark Titchner, Gillian Wearing and Bedwyr Williams that have been running on digital screens across the Tube network since July as part of the #LondonIsOpen programme. The postcards encourage the public to write to friends and spread the message that London is open to all. Fifty one-off Jeremy Deller tote bags will also be available from 7.30am to the first customers at each station.
image: #LondonIsOpen postcard set. From left to right: Bedwyr Williams, Nobody gets my goat, 2016; Sol Calero, Londres abierto, 2016; Alexandre da Cunha, West Series Flags (Yellow), 2016; Jeremy Deller, London & on & on, 2016. Photo: Benedict Johnson