Violet walk – From Bessborough Street to Howick Place, SW1
I bought a little book called Walks of Art from Tate little while ago. Finally today I decided to jump on a train and pick one of the walks. After reading through each route on the train from Brighton, I chose Violet, which starts from Pimlico underground station and ends near Victoria Station. Partly because it was the closest to Victoria, and also because I wanted to got o Tate Britain.
I would describe following the map like being on a treasure hunt. The book doesn’t have pictures of the art works, you only have a map and words as clues of what you are trying to find. I loved it. It was really nice to be reminded of the importance of looking around you instead of just getting from one place to another.
Here are some of the things I saw, including:
Eduardo Paolozzi Cooling Towers, 1979-82
Henry Moore Locking Piece, 1963-4
Chelsea College of Art
Henry Moore Knife Edge Two Piece, 1962-5
Jacob Epstein Night and Day, 1928-9
Yinka Shonibare Wind Sculpture, 2014