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Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue Andrew Graham-Dixon

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue By Andrew Graham-Dixon

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue by Andrew Graham-Dixon


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In June 2007, full-size reproductions of some of the National Gallery's best-loved paintings appeared overnight on the streets of Soho and Covent Garden. This book records how the public took ownership of the art and welcomed it into their daily life. It is also an alternative introduction to over 40 of the National Gallery's best-loved works.

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue Summary

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue: The National Gallery's Grand Tour by Andrew Graham-Dixon

In June 2007, full-size color reproductions of forty-four of the National Gallery's most famous paintings were hung----complete with frames and wall texts----on pub walls and in alleys throughout London. From Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne and Holbein's The Ambassadors to Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres and Monet's The Water-Lily Pond, these masterpieces presented the public with a Grand Tour of the collection, inviting them to consider the meaning, power, and subtlety of art. This delightful book documents this exhibition and viewers' effusive reactions to it. Organized into three sections----Soho, Covent Garden, and Chinatown to Piccadilly----the book features images of the paintings taken by passers-by, including Rousseau's Surprised! on Shaftesbury Avenue, along with insightful and witty comments from Londoners, tourists, and museum curators alike. Also included are reviews from the Observer, Independent, and Guardian Unlimited--which declared the Grand Tour the Gallery's best show ever----that together capture and convey the excitement of this unique project.

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue Reviews

'What a splendid summertime treat: strolling through Soho with Caravaggio by your side. I love running into a Rubens while nipping out to buy a paper, or having a Holbein to look at while hailing a taxi.' Howard Jacobson, The Independent

About Andrew Graham-Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon is an art historian, writer, and broadcaster.

Additional information

GOR002388799
9781857094282
185709428X
Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue: The National Gallery's Grand Tour by Andrew Graham-Dixon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
National Gallery Company Ltd
20080509
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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