Mark Wallinger unveils labyrinth Tube art

  • 7 February 2013
  • From the section London
Mark Wallinger's design for Westminster
Image caption Each of the 270 stations has its own design, including this one for Westminster

Artist Mark Wallinger has unveiled his labyrinth design for artworks to be displayed at every station on the London Underground.

Permanent art works are to be displayed at each of the 270 Tube stations to commemorate the network's 150th anniversary.

Inspired by the Tube's symbols, each station will have its own unique black and white design.

The first ten will be on display from 7 February.

It represents the journey through the network taken by millions of individuals each year from that place, Wallinger said.

'Unique journeys'

The Turner Prize winner, known for his commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and his State Britain exhibition at the Tate Britain, said it was an honour.

"The Underground has been part of my life since childhood.

"It's surely every artist's dream to create a permanent work that will be encountered by so many people and this opportunity is especially close to my heart.

"The journeys we take on the Underground are unique to each of us. I hope Labyrinth can perhaps reflect that individual yet universal experience."

The first stations to have the design are: Baker Street, Bank, Embankment, Green Park, King's Cross St Pancras, Oxford Circus, St James's Park, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria and Westminster.

The rest of the network will have the designs in place by September.

The commission, from Art on the Underground, is part of celebrations to mark the Tube's 150th anniversary.

Other projects including artists' posters will be announced throughout the year.

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