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Art December, 2 2009

Eastway Cycle Circuit Print

Artist James Brown pays tribute to the now closed Eastway Cycle Circuit in a new print inspired by an image from a Czech matchbox circa 1963. The influence is somewhat meaningless, other than directing the aesthetic. What’s nice about the print is that it celebrates an old sporting venue, closed in order to make way for new ones – those which will support the 2012 Olympics.

The print struck me as I’ve just spent the month around the corner from Herne Hill Velodrome, the last remaining venue still in use from the 1948 Games. (via Retro to Go).

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