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Poster - To Me

To Me

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    2004 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pivi, Paola, born 1971 (artist)
    Platform for Art (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Platform for Art. Copyright: Paola Pivi / London Underground Limited

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 8

Platform for Art is an enterprising scheme to install art works at various sites on the London Underground network. Most of these art works take the form of billboards or posters. It began with the redundant District Line platform at Gloucester Road station, which has hosted a series of billboards. Other Platform for Art projects in 2004 have included Mark Titchner, Muntean/Rosenblum and Emma Kay.

Paola Pivi's installation at Gloucester Road tube station consisted of three large-scale photographs of zebras in snowy landscapes. These enigmatic and unlikely images are not the result of a photomontage technique - Pivi actually had the zebras transported to the Italian National Park of Velino Sirente where she photographed them against the backdrop of the mountains there. Part of a series of animals photographed in unlikely settings, Pivi's photographs are beautiful, humorous and thought-provoking.

This is a circuit poster, used at locations across the tube network to advertise the Platform for Art projects to travellers.

Physical description


Place of Origin

London (printed and published)


2004 (printed and published)


Pivi, Paola, born 1971 (artist)
Platform for Art (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph


Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 63.4 cm

Descriptive line

Paola Pivi: poster issued by Platform for Art, 2004/5


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Zebra; Snow; Mountain


Advertising; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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