Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Tea and a Slice of Art

Work taking art in hospitals often throws up some super exhibitions. On now at the South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Hospital, London are the Lyons Lithographs. On the walls are 32 of the original 40 prints, made between 1947 anf 1955. The prints were commissioned to decorate the Lyons tearooms in the post war years. Leading British artists took part, including L.S.Lowry, Edward Ardizzone, Edward Bawden and William Scott. The lithographs (on loan from the Towner Collection, Eastbourne) have not been shown in London for over 30 years. The exhibition runs until 28th February 2008. Tel. 020 8846 6046 for full details.

If you cannot get to see them then there is a super book just published which illustrates all the lithographs and gives a full history of the Lyons Lithographs.
"Tea and a Slice of Art": The Lyons Lithographs 1946-1955 by Charlie Batchelor is available from Emma Mason British Prints at £25.00 incl p+p. http://www.emmamason.co.uk/ Tel: 01323 413555

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