TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: THREE BUS SCULPTURE TRAILS
Transport for London has an honourable record of bringing art by contemporary artists to the attention of the public, sometimes where they least expect it. Having declared 2014 The Year of the Bus, TFL, together with the London Transport Museum and the capital's bus operators, have created three bus art sculpture trails: one around the City of Westminster; another along the Thames, past Tate Modern and St Pauls Cathedral; and the third in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
|LONDON SKYLINE by KRISTYANA S WILLIAMS|
|DAZZLE BUS by STEPHEN McKAY|
|PUNK'D by VALERIE OSMENT|
In true 'anti-establishment' torn-newspaper Punk style, a Punk'ed slogan is sprayed across both sides of the bus. It does two things - states that the work is inspired by punk but also that the bus has been 'punk'd with art' i.e. art has played a trick on it.Valerie Osment's work has painting and illustration at its core. She exploits multiple media and visual art forms to create work in 2D or 3D form and has created two BookBenches for Books about Town based on Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
|LONDON TELEPHONE BUS by STEPHEN McKAY|
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Following this public display, all the bus sculptures will be auctioned in early 2015 to raise funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum