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Artwork No. 10752

The Routemaster

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Materials

Watercolor on Artboard

Size

11 X 8 inch

Crafted Date

Oct. 10, 2005

Watercolor on Artboard (11 X 8 inch)

Crafted on Oct. 10, 2005

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$32

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Artist's description: MY ROUTEMASTER From the time of my childhood I was fascinated about the London bus, THE ROUTEMASTER. When my dream came true, to touch and board, to get on and off them, I was 37 years old, but the attraction and admiration was still there. It was a sad news to hear that they were finished and rather than going into retirement, they would be scrapped. Days before the end of THE ROUTEMASTER, I went to London and started to make different sketches of them. Seeing my passionate interest a bus-driver took me to their depot in Hackney. Tens of ROUTEMASTER were waiting their turn and coming and going. Their funeral was only 2 days away and there was a nostalgia around. The bus-driver had worked all his working life on them and told me he would have to take new driving lessons for the new bendy bus. I was introduced to the administration and have been allowed to sketch around the depot. I returned the next day and was all day busy in my way immortalising THE ROUTEMASTER for me and maybe for others too. The result was a great number of sketches and watercolours, big and small, works which were shown to the public in a special dedicated exhibition in London at Gallery 19 in South Kensington. In this specific art-piece catching also a poignant advert on the side of the Routemaster was adding a special significance. It is a high quality printed reproduction of which we produced 25 pieces. Original in private collection.

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