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Janet Brooke, Billy's Snack Bar

Janet Brooke Billy's Snack Bar, 1986

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Janet Brooke, Billy's Snack Bar
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    Orso Major
    Londres - United Kingdom

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    Work sold with a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Print : Monotype on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 30 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    22 x 29.9 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • About the artwork

    Billy’s Snack Bar by Janet Brooke is a mono and screen print that presents the industrial Gas Works alongside the domestic . This image forms part of the exhibition of Janet Brookes complex screen prints produced between 1985 to 2000. The exhibition is titled The Way We Were and takes place at Orso Major Gallery, 19 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RJ

    In the case of the shop fronts, the build up of signage, paint, labels and notices are applied one on top of another, echoing the ever changing nature of London in particular.

    Of this print called Billy’s Snack Bar by Janet Brooke, the artist says “Just off Hackney Road, the corner of Pritchards Road and Emma Street, the epitome of a greasy spoon, a colourful beacon in a very grey area. This was 1985 and the café remained looking exactly the same for many years. It’s changed its look somewhat but, amazingly, Billy’s is still there”

    Brooke was inspired to capture these neglected aspects of our urban environment, recognising that soon they would be gone, and the memory of them would fade much like the paint on the fascia.

    • urban landscape

    • london

    • coffee shop

    • monotype

    • east london


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Janet Brooke

Born in: 1960

United Kingdom

After studying at Birmingham and Brighton Polytechnics, Janet Brooke taught printmaking at Newham College of Further Education, followed by several years of working on artist-led projects with schools and community groups. Janet Brooke now works from her studio in Brighton. She is an RE and shows at the Bankside Gallery with them. She is also a founder member of East London Printmakers and still exhibits regularly with them.
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Janet Brooke, Billy's Snack Bar
Janet Brooke, Billy's Snack Bar

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