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Here's all the art that's going to be on the new Tube line


The Whitechapel Gallery is hosting a show of sketches and proposals for new public artworks that will be installed at stations on the Elizabeth line later this year. This is underground art of the future:

Yayoi Kusama
She of the infinity rooms and pumpkins is installing a massive stainless steel thingymajig at Liverpool Street.

Yayoi Kusama Digital rendering of Infinite Accumulation 2017 © Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice


Conrad Shawcross
British artist Shawcross is weaving his magic with metal, constructing this sort of screw-like doodad on the other side of Liverpool Street.

Conrad Shawcross Digital rendering of Manifold (Major Third 5:4), 2017 © Conrad Shawcross Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice


Douglas Gordon
Tottenham Court Road is your gateway to Soho, and Gordon’s work is a big, bright reminder of the area’s neon – and perfectly seedy – past.

Douglas Gordon © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018. Photo: Balazs Studinger


Darren Almond
Evoking memories of train travel of old, Almond’s work at Bond Street will feel like its always been there. Just like the M&S.

Darren Almond, courtesy White Cube


Simon Periton
Periton’s Farringdon artwork is inspired by the diamonds of Hatton Garden and the metalwork of Smithfields.

Copyright the artist


Chantal Joffe
Joffe’s paintings of passers-by outside Whitechapel station will become permanent reminders of local life.

© Chantal Joffe. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice


Michal Rovner
Rovner’s screen at Canary Wharf will reflect the stations’s architecture and the flow of commuters. 

© Michal Rovner Studio


Richard Wright
Wright is bringing some bling to Tottenham Court Road with loads of intricate gold leaf business along the escalators.

© Richard Wright. Courtesy Gagosian


Spencer Finch
Finch is installing a glass canopy full of clouds in Paddington. Because London’s not cloudy enough, is it?

© Spencer Finch; Courtesy Lisson Gallery




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