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Centre Point London's Monument to Greed

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (issued)

  • Date:

    1975 (designed)
    1975 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lino-cut

  • Museum number:

    E.765-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 72, box A

Physical description

Colour lino-cut print with an illustration of the Centre Point building in London. The building has been given a human mouth which is filled with '£' signs. The design is printed in black against a white ground, with text printed below the image in red: 'Centre Point. London’s Monument to Greed!'

Place of Origin

London (issued)

Date

1975 (designed)
1975 (issued)

Artist/maker

Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lino-cut

Marks and inscriptions

'CENTRE POINT / LONDON'S MONUMENT TO / GREED!'
Text of design, lettered below the image in red

Dimensions

Height: 80.5 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Historical context note

Centre Point is a substantial concrete and glass office building in central London, England, occupying 101-103 New Oxford Street, almost directly above Tottenham Court Road tube station.

Descriptive line

'Centre Point London's Monument to Greed'. Colour lino-cut print depicting an illustration of the Centre Point building in London. Designed by Paul Peter Piech, Great Britain, 1975.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Techniques

Colour lino-cut

Subjects depicted

Protest; Tower block; Greed

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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