Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Piccadilly's Peccadilloes

Douglas Park recital, ‘Shifted Blockage Flowing Load’
Rut Blees Luxemburg Transport for London public project launch, Piccadilly’s Peccadillœs, Heathrow Airport, London 

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Piccadilly's Peccadilloes

Heathrow Terminal 4
Jun 2007 - Nov 2007

Platform for Art, the art programme for London Underground (LU), is pleased to announce a set of 12 new photographs commissioned specially for Heathrow Terminal 4 Tube station ticket hall. The works are part of Thin Cities – a series of artworks celebrating 100 years of the Piccadilly line.
Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes is a new portfolio of images produced by renowned photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg. The images are details of the front of 12 of the classic London Underground stations designed by Charles Holden. Each image focuses on the Underground’s iconic Johnston font, reflected in wet pavement surfaces. The subtle changes in surface and architectural structure that frame the fragmented texts allow the visitor to absorb the essence of Holden’s designs.
Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes continue Blees Luxemburg’s distinctive style, presenting a hauntingly beautiful impression of some of London’s most familiar landmarks. The densely detailed, richly textured glimpses of the buildings will be displayed in a complete circuit around the LU ticket hall at Heathrow Terminal 4 station, establishing a gateway through which to enter and leave the city.


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