Art on the Underground 15 for 150
20 May 2013
Robert Orchardson: Fountainhead (For Art On The Underground)
The world’s first underground transport network is marking its 150th anniversary this summer! The London tube has transformed the way we think about travelling around a city, and to celebrate this contribution Art on the Underground has commissioned 15 of today’s prominent artists to create a poster that interprets their own individual idea of what the tube means to them.
Turner Prize winner Sarah Lucus and our long-time client Idris Khan are among the selected artists whose posters will be taking centre stage at four underground stations from the 5th of June. Gloucester Road, London Bridge, Southwark and St. James’ will house the works, which will become part of the legacy of the tube, and of London.
'The artists selected for the project reflect the diversity and international importance of London and are at all stages of their careers, from the long established to the new and emerging.'
John Jones is pleased to be supporting the project and designing a series of bespoke framing solutions for a special signed and numbered edition of the prints. Each frame has been created to provide long-term conservation to the artwork whilst also complementing the individual style and colourscheme of the print. This framed limited edition collection will be showcased in the ‘15 for 150’ launch event at the London Underground iconic headquarters in St. James’s Park.