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Poster; Camden Lock, by John Bellany, 1990
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1990
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1990/202/1
Size : H 509mm, W 339mm
Publisher : London Underground Ltd : 1990
Commissioner : Art on the Underground
Content text : Camden Lock Nearest Station: Camden Town Camden Lock by John Bellany A new work of art commissioned by London Underground
Additional information : This poster was produced from a vast oil painting by the leading Royal Academician John Bellany. It was commissioned by London Underground in 1987 as part of 'Art on the Underground'. This was a campaign launched in 1986 to encourage an artistic rather than a commercial approach to poster design. This painting was used in a poster promoting Underground travel to Camden Lock. The surreal scene is rich in symbolism and reflects the cultural diversity of the area.
Title : Camden Lock
Colour : Pink,Brown
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