Transport for London finds almost 200,000 lost items on the tube each year. Books are the most misplaced item, shortly followed by umbrellas, coats and half eaten sandwiches etc. Strangely, amongst the sea of commonplace items lost by our capital’s commuters, many aspiring artists have also left their artwork on London’s public transport.
This lost and unclaimed artwork is now being exhibited in London in an attempt to reunite each peice of art with its maker. Fittingly named ‘Lost Collection’, the exhibition is made up of 60 peices, ranging from paintings and sketches to photographs and graphic art.
“This forgotten collection features creations from nameless artists; the work ranges from whole portfolios to carefully crafted drawings, paintings and photographs.
The anonymous nature of the work invites a creative interpretation from the viewer of the content and inspiration behind the work. Who were these creators? What were they trying to communicate and most importantly do they have any talent?
We’re inviting the public to cast their critical eye over this collection, discover an unsung artistic talent or even reclaim a lost masterpiece that was left on the TFL network.”
KK Outlet’s Lost Collection runs from June 3 to 30 in Hoxton, East London.
Razz Editor 2010/11