Embankment Tube Station – Labyrinth 63

A recent trip through Embankment Tube station revealed, in the ticket hall, this beautiful enamel labyrinth. It is numbered 63/270 and was installed as part of the 150th anniversary of London Underground. Mark Wallinger, the artist, said that “The organic spiral one that was one of the first to be unveiled was placed at Embankment because it is close to the river.”

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270 of these artworks have been installed, one in each of the network’s stations (so I may well be posting more of these as I come across them) and they are all different but share “a common graphic language” of red, black and white vitreous enamel, referencing the Tube’s classic roundel design.

Mark Wallinger, born in Chigwell, Essex in 1959,  who is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, was awarded the 2007 Turner Prize, having previously been nominated in 1995.
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