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John Young

Sometimes it is interesting to see where people live who make art. Here is the living room of John Young. John was a partner in the Richard Rogers partnership, and he is generally considered to be the technical brains behind the Lloyds building in London’s financial heart. And, here is a small factoid:Lloyds of London was commissioned in 1978, and was originally intended to be clad in aluminium. However, the fate of the HMS Sheffield in the Falklands war caused the architects and engineers, Arup to re-specify the cladding to the the more durable stainless steel.

And here below is the Lloyds of London Building, on the left is the Luteen Bell, rung when the news of a shipwreck arrives and on the right a historic list of ships lost at sea.

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Hugh Gilbert
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A view of the contribution that artists make to the cultural history of our lives. I am privileged to visit many studios in my work, and am always astonished at the variety and beguiling nature of them. This project began in 2001, and will continue as long as I have the help of my (mostly) willing subjects.


All Images © Hugh Gilbert.

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