The Great Bear Poster
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The Great Bear Poster

Code 24754
Reviews (3) 4.7 out of 5
£8.00
Adapting the official map of the London Underground, Patterson has replaced the names of stations with philosophers, actors, politicians and other celebrated figures.
About This Item

**Due to popular demand, The Great Bear has been reprinted in a smaller format and on more pliable, matt paper.**

Limited stock available.

Title: The Great Bear

Artist: Simon Patterson

Published by:  Transport for London and Tate Gallery

Year: 1992

Size: 50 x 70 cm

Adapting the official map of the London Underground, Patterson has replaced the names of stations with philosophers, actors, politicians and other celebrated figures. The title The Great Bear refers to the constellation Ursa Major, a punning reference to Patterson's own arrangement of ''stars''. Patterson playfully subverts our belief that maps and diagrams provide a reliable source of information. ''I like disrupting something people take as read'', he comments.

Simon Patterson was born in Leatherhead, Surrey in 1967. Betweeh 1985 and 1989 he attended Hertfordshire College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths College. 

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