In celebration of 30 years of the Jubilee line, Art on the Underground commissioned a series of contemporary artworks under the umbrella theme of The Value of Time to be exhibited along the line from June 2009 to 2011.
This print by Richard Long, made in a limited edition of 60,000, is the first one of this series of commissions and is being given away to London Underground customers on 02 and 03 June from 7am to 12pm.
This artwork was produced in partnership with Tate Britain to coincide with the exhibition Richard Long: Heaven and Earth, a major survey of Richard Long’s work at Tate Britain that is open from 03 June to 06 September 2009.
The work contrasts the diverse landscape that the Jubilee line travels through, from Stanmore to Stratford, with the rugged landscape of the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland, which was traversed by Long on foot on one of the many walks he has made as an integral part of his art.
The title of Long’s work One Thing Leads to Another – Everything is Connected was adopted as the name for the overall series of new artists commisions for the Jubilee line and the accompanying exhibition held at City Hall in 2010.
For background on Richard Long: Heaven and Earth, Tate Britain 2009.