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Tube art gets a special showing in East End gallery

PUBLISHED: 16:33 17 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:42 05 October 2010

Curator for Art on the Underground Sally Shaw admires some of the one hundred pieces of tube art from the past 100 years

Curator for Art on the Underground Sally Shaw admires some of the one hundred pieces of tube art from the past 100 years

AN exhibition marking the centenary of one of the world s most recognised symbols has opened in the East End. The iconic tube logo has been interpreted by 100 different artists and the 100 images are now on show at the Rochelle School in Club Row to cele

AN exhibition marking the centenary of one of the world's most recognised symbols has opened in the East End.

The iconic tube logo has been interpreted by 100 different artists and the 100 images are now on show at the Rochelle School in Club Row to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the emblem.

London Underground commissioned artists including Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith, Cornelia Parker, Thomas Helbig, Jeremy Deller, Catherine Yass, Pae White, Roger Hiorns and Matthew Higgs to produce an artwork inspired by the emblematic Tube Roundel.

London Underground boss Tim O'Toole said: "The Roundel is one of the world's most well known and successful logos.

"It emerged from a heritage of good design management and represents the world class reputation of the Tube."

At the end of the exhibition, there will be a chance people to bid for the works in a silent auction on Wednesday, October 29.

100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art is at Rochelle School, Club Row until Thursday, October 30.

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