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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 Raisonné
    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.

Read an interview about Join the Big Picture here.


Karla Thompson
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Entries in Covent Garden (2)


Banksy in Covent Garden for Christmas

Oh there is nothing like a bit of Banksy to get you in the christmas spirit. Shop shop shop, drink drink drink. Banksy is wise and is watching us. Beware.


The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt - Roundup

We have been watching The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt with much interest over here at Join the Big Picture and even thought about bidding on an egg. But then thought, what would one do with a big egg given that one lives in a small abode in the centre of London?

The egg hunt finished spectacularly, breaking a Guinness World Record for the 'Most Participants in an Egg Hunt' with 12,773 participants across London over a six week period. Not to mention all the unofficial litte Sherlock’s who do not have access to their parent’s phones (well, not yet…)

Our little Sherlock with her favourite eggs Phoenix by Nilesh Mistry and  The Mighty Moshi Egg by Moshi Monsters.

All the eggs have now been sold at auction raising over £1 million for the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.

The most expensive egg, auctioning for £51,000, was Humpty Dumpty by The Prince's Drawing School signed by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Followed closely by Zaha Hadid’s Dichotomy for £45,000 – She is so fab.

So, maybe buying an egg was not an option anyway. Visiting the final gathering off eggs in Covent Garden Easter Saturday was free, so that will have to do.

Here are some of our favourites from the day.

The Alpha Egg of London by Joanne Holbrook and It's What's Inside That Counts by Hazel Nicholls.  Ah, so true...

Metropolis by Rob & Nick Carter and Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham by Charlie's Cartoons.

Gregg by Brodie Neill and Fragile by Richard Beckett, Sarat Babu & Alexandrina Rizova.

The gaggle of egg lovers gathering in Covent Garen Market.

More fragile eggs where hung inside with Nymphéas by Robbie Honey in the foreground.

Vanitas Vitrified by Emma Clegg and Stud by Hannah Martin.

Algorithm by Wilkinson Eyre and All that Glisters (Not in my best interest) by Lily Lewis.

Ornament and Abstraction Mask by Claude Temin-Vergez.

Rebirth by Leyla and Gothegg by Andrejs Ritins

The Birds Promise by Rob Ryan.

La Vie en Rose by Janet Law and Purpura Vallis Egg by Kristjana Williams.

KOJAK by Tracey Neuls.

One Eye Wide Shut by Lingjing Yin and Remarkable Connections by The East India Company with Sam Joyce.

Whew. What a lot of eggs. You can read all my egg posts here.

I still think my favourite egg is Rara Avis by Rachel Freire.