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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
Creative Partner




Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

Entries in London (27)



Wandering around the Hayward Gallery last saturday we saw this work which made me chuckle, though I am unable to find out through good old google whose work this is, and unfortunately did not note it down in our meanderings.

I'm sure the intended message is of this work is one of displacement, or immigration issues or such, but it did make me smile. How often do I feel like this. All ready for a big adventure, only to find that the doors have closed and the plane has left the building. Bummer.

Here is one for size reference.


Love a bit of yarn bombing

Gosh, I do love a bit of yarn bombing, and this is yet another fine example. I'm not sure if there was actually an icon red telephone box underneath the sunny yellow yarn, but I think it is a safe assumption.

Part of the Bt Artbox : Celebrating a British Icon London has had yet another fantastic street art project where artists were given telephone boxes to design/paint/create with and this one is definately a favourite.


Dial M for Monster by Lauren O'Farrell

A wondrous woolly knitted BT Artbox and a hungry handmade monster.


Skyscraper and Bird

Skyscraper and Bird

Organic Hay Sculptures by Erno Bartha, 2012-08-05
(b. 1985 in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania)

Victoria Park, London.

Made of hay enforced with steel frames, Erno Bartha’s organic sculpture urge the viewer to rediscover the textures and smells of unspoiled nature.

"In a city like London overwhelmed by the busy ways of modern life, the archaic, yet dynamic forms of Skyscraper and Bird revive our deepest memories, re-established the connection between past and present, the recall the almost gone harmony between man and nature." So true. And very beautiful.



These sweet hearts adorned the otherwise ordinary fence at Shoreditch high street. Spotted on my morning stroll to work I enjoyed their simplicity and honesty amongst all the polished games works that have popped up in East London.

Unsure of the artist, so if anyone has the heads up on this please let me know.

Ta. x


Everyone is feeling excited by the games

Saw this new piece of work this morning in brick lane. The excitment for the London games is mounting...