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Untitled (Subterranea)

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 28/03/2008

  • Artist/Maker:

    Walter, Stephen (artist)
    The Sackler Centre for arts education (commissioned by)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Abraham Thomas

  • Museum number:

    E.664-2011

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68b(i)

'Untitled (Subterranea)' is a highly individual map of South Kensington and the surrounding areas with landmarks indicated. Although it is far from an accurate topographical representation, it reflects the commercial tourist maps which distort and simplify the street layout, often magnifying certain buildings and excluding others.

This map was hand drawn before being printed. The original drawing is also part of the V&A Collection (museum no. E.562-2008). The map was specially commissioned from the artist for a 'Friday Late' event at the V&A.

Physical description

A print from a drawing of a map of the area of South Kensington surrounding the Victoria and Albert Museum. The area is labelled 'Albertopolis'. There is a key on the left side explaining the symbols used.

Place of Origin

London (designed and printed)

Date

ca. 28/03/2008

Artist/maker

Walter, Stephen (artist)
The Sackler Centre for arts education (commissioned by)

Dimensions

Height: 24 cm whole sheet, Width: 24 cm whole sheet, Height: 23.8 cm printed area, Width: 23.8 cm printed area

Descriptive line

Copy print after 'Untitled (Subterranea)' pencil drawing by Stephen Walter, 2008. Produced for Friday Late View at the V&A, London, 28 March 2008.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Maps; Prints

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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