'The Great Bear', Simon Patterson

'The Great Bear', Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson (born 1967)
'The Great Bear' (detail)
1992
Lithograph on paper, in steel frame
Museum no. E.1842-1992
© Simon Patterson

This print replicates the iconic London Underground map in type, layout and even the steel frame as used in stations. But the station names have been replaced by the names of well known people from various spheres of activity. As the title suggests, the map has been wittily reinvented as a constellation of 'stars' in the galaxy of fame.