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Signed Print Edition of 850
H 62cm x W 46cm
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Joe Syer, Head of Urban & Contemporary Art
The inclusion of ‘London’ in the title of this print is peculiar - while all Lowry’s other churches are in Manchester and the surrounding area, London was far from home for the artist. He claimed he went to London once a month for 50 years, but very little of his artistic work depicts the landscape there. This church was an exception, and in an interview with Edwin Mullens in 1966 he let on what attracted him to it. “I’d been told it had the ugliest spire in the world. So naturally I had to go and look at it.” It is an odd and perhaps telling fact that one of Britain’s best loved artists was a confirmed miserabilist ‘I only deal with poverty; always with gloom. You'll never see a joyous picture of mine.’ Few British artists are as popular and loved as Lowry, which is a testament to the fact that his work seems to transcend the gloom he was attracted to both North and South.