'Night Lights of Piccadilly' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)
Image Size: 300mm x 343mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).
Originally for This is London (1959). The word circus derives from the Latin word meaning circle. Contemporaneously the word more commonly denotes the circus of clowns and jugglers and trapeze artists (which in fact is not surprising since the circus of clowns is so named for its circular ring and the ringmaster who presides). But these two associations, circle and circus, are both appropriate for this image. Theres the circle created by the space, but theres a circus-like experience created by the brightness of lights, the whirl of the red London buses; and is it too fanciful to think of Anteros atop the cascading fountain as ringmaster extraordinaire? Source: Bookroom Art Press