Title: Troupadour Carrying a Cytiole
Artist: Paul Noble
Published by: Transport for London
Size: 634mm x 1015mm (25 x 40 inches)
British artist, Paul Noble, was commissioned to create Art on the Underground's pocket Tube map cover. It depicts a troubadour, or travelling musician and storyteller, which alludes to themes of travel and the thousands of journeys Tube customers make every day. Noble's work is the latest in a long series commissioned by Art on the Underground for the Tube map.
Art on the Underground is London Underground's ground-breaking arts programme, recognised around the world as one of the best examples of public realm contemporary art. High quality art and design are the essence of London Underground's (LU) globally recognised brand, and have been in place since Frank Pick established the concept of 'Total Design' for the network to be its unifying principle. Art on the Underground is built on this crucial legacy. It is central to London Underground's identity and dedicated to building on LU's renowned artistic heritage. It has been hugely successful in positioning LU at the heart of London's cultural life, and has been universally acclaimed, having recently won the international Cultural Action award for art on public transport.