TfL launches new public exhibition
- Exclusively viewable to top deck bus passengers travelling along the Strand
- First public exhibition in London by the American artist
- Images depict glowing landscapes constructed from handcrafted scale models, cardboard and recycled everyday objects such as hair curlers and tin cans
As part of Year of the Bus, TfL has teamed up with Annin Arts Gallery to launch the second 'bus stop top' exhibition.
Multi-award winning American fine art and contemporary photographer David LaChapelle is the latest artist to have his work exhibited in this innovative way during London Fashion Week.
First public exhibition
'Land Scapes' is LaChapelle's first public exhibition in London, and will feature ten images on the top of ten bus stop shelters along the Strand from 12 - 22 September.
Having photographed famous faces from Rihanna and Cameron Diaz to Madonna - Land Scapes is a series of work from his fine art collection.
Each image depicts colourful, glowing scenes of landscapes, using handcrafted scale models constructed from everyday objects such as hair curlers, drinking straws and tin cans.
The images are uniquely positioned on the roofs of bus stop shelters - providing top deck bus passengers with exclusive access to LaChapelle's iconic work for free.
Leon Daniels, TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: 'Public exhibitions are a great way of making art available to everyone.
'As part of Year of the Bus we are delighted to be able to offer international works of art to our passengers for free as they travel through London on our bus network.'
One of the most iconic photographers
George Annin, Director of Annin Arts Gallery, said: 'LaChapelle is one of the most iconic photographers of our time. His influence on popular culture is undeniable.'
London's bus network - the most accessible and one of the most extensive anywhere in the world - has, throughout its history, played a central role in keeping the city moving and maintaining London's role as the engine-room of the UK economy.
Throughout the year, TfL - working in partnership with the London Transport Museum - is hosting a number of engaging events, exhibitions, and recreations that are helping to re-connect Londoners with their bus network and remind them of the role that London buses, the bus drivers and the staff who support them, play in keeping London moving 24 hours a day.
Notes to Editors
- David LaChapelle's photographs and images of them on bus stop shelters are available on request.
- Bus stops featured in the exhibition along the Strand include:
From Somerset House towards Trafalgar Square
- Bus stop 'R' - Aldwych - Somerset House
- Bus stop 'S' - Aldwych - Somerset House
- Bus stop 'U' - Savoy Street - Towards Trafalgar Square
- Bus stop 'J' - Bedford Street - Towards Oxford Circus, Green Park & Westminster
- Bus stop 'K' - Trafalgar Square - Charing Cross Station
From Trafalgar Square towards Somerset House
- Bus stop 'E' - Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square - Towards Aldwych
- Bus stop 'F' - Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square - Towards Aldwych
- Bus stop 'A' - Southampton Street, Covent Garden - Towards Fleet Street, Holborn & Waterloo
- Bus stop 'D' - Aldwych - Towards St Paul's Cathedral
- Bus stop 'E' - Aldwych, Drury Lane - Towards Holborn or Chancery Lane