Posters with a purpose | 26.7.12

If you happen to find yourself in and around Piccadilly anytime soon (up to August 24th) I can recommend a trip to see Posters with a Purpose, a preview exhibition of London Underground posters due to come up for auction later in the year. All duplicate copies, they are being sold by London Transport Museum and demonstrate the wealth of talent that has been employed by London Underground over the years; from Man Ray and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy to Edward Bawden. Christies is shrouded in scaffolding at the moment so probably not drawing the passing crowds so, as I did, you may have the galleries to your self.

NB, the sale in October will be at Christies South Kensington, but the current exhibition is at Christies, King Street, SW1

I also stuck my head around the door of White Cube, Mason’s Yard where Damian Ortega is exhibiting until September 8th. The piece, Hollow/Stuffed, in the downstairs gallery is great. In the darkened gallery his sculpture of a submarine made from industrial aggregate bags is hung from the ceiling and is gradually leaking its stuffing of salt on to the gallery floor like an ever deflating balloon.