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Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

All content by Karla Thompson, an ex-pat Aussie living in East London. When not working on Join the Big Picture she is part of the backbone to the Leonhard Pfeifer brand.

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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

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Potato Bombing

Not something you see every day, but something I have seen before, small hand painted potatoes have once again popped up on top of the roofs of our local bus stops.

The artist is unknown to me although I did see his/her work a couple of years back on the same bus stops. Perhaps they have been targeting different areas for the past couple of years, or perhaps I failed to notice. Either way, they are back on our bus route into Oxford Circus and I love them dearly.

Each humble potato has been hand painted in vivid colours and then studded with matches and cotton buds to form a free standing bulbous object. Some bus stops have one lonely potato, kept company by a rotting banana skin or some random piece of rubbish which has been carelessly tossed onto the roof of the bus stop. Other bus stops have a joyful clustering of two to four potatoes.

On grey days I imagine these bright clusters of potatoes could bring a smile to the face of a few lucky observant commuters on the top floor of the buses.

Covering a huge geographical area, the potatoes mark out the route from Hackney Road to Oxford Circus. If anyone knows who this mysterious potato bomber is, please discreetly let me know as I would love to chat about the motivation and inspiration of their delightfully jolly potato objects.

Reader Comments (1)

The artist is called NoNose. I can;t find anythign online about him but he features in Street Art, Painting the City: London, Paris, Madrid.

December 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLivyHasNoLife

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