Anyone planning to bid for the original print design of an iconic London mosaic, will be pleased to know that it's much smaller than the 950 square metre mosaic itself. In fact, this is one wall hanging that would fit perfectly in just about any London property.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's famous installation has decorated Tottenham Court Road underground station for over twenty years. Representing the colourful character of Tottenham Court Road as it was in the 70s, the mosaic references its electrical shops, the nearby British Museum and the popular music scene of the era.
The Dexters Fitzrovia team are frequent users of Tottenham Court Road's Northern and Central lines. So we can testify that much of Paolozzi's work has been restored and remains on show today at platform level, thanks to a public petition opposing CrossRail's original plan to remove it altogether.
While Tottenham Court Road has changed over the years, its legend lives on in numerous books, films and musicals, from Harry Potter to Cats.
Thanks to its classical period properties, the wider Fitzrovia neighbourhood is similarly timeless. Here, mansion block flats and warehouse conversions benefit from a winning mix of history and progress. So you can live in an architectural gem and enjoy your proximity to the Elizabeth line, London's latest great invention.
Contact Dexters Fitzrovia to speak to one of our team about period property to buy or rent near Tottenham Court Road.
In his designs for the mosaics, a key example of which, the definitive flat design for the Central Line platform, is now offered for sale, Paolozzi draws on his knowledge and understanding of popular culture and iconic symbolism. The concept united his abiding interest in the culture of mechanisation and his empathy with the station’s historic context and its geographical location. Having taught at the nearby Central School of Art in the Fifties, Paolozzi had retained a broad, deep-rooted and affectionate understanding of the local Tottenham Court Road area and its diverse communities.