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Van Gogh House London

Van Gogh House London

By Van Gogh House London

Between August 1873 and September 1974, a young Vincent van Gogh took lodgings at 87 Hackford Road. It was here in London that Van Gogh became deeply inspired by British literature and art.

Following a major conservation project, the Van Gogh House London seeks to share the history of 87 Hackford Road, the Georgian terrace where Vincent van Gogh lived between 1873 to 1874. Rather than become a time capsule of Van Gogh’s year in Brixton, 87 Hackford Road celebrates the house’s remarkable legacy by hosting artist residencies in addition to guided tours, exhibitions and events.
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"On the Western Window Pane" Phoebe Cripps interviews Madeleine Pledge for Van Gogh House London
"On the Western Window Pane" Phoebe Cripps interviews Madeleine Pledge for Van Gogh House London
“I wanted the poster to be something that could speak to anybody going past. I didn’t really just want to present my work to the outside world without there being something that maybe anybody could engage with... it felt like the most useful thing that I could say would be ‘join a union’”.   This interview was conducted as a part of Van Gogh House's year-long "On the Western Window Pane" project, presenting 12 artist-designed, limited edition posters in its front, West facing window.   In the interview, Madeleine Pledge discusses her poster 'Join a Union (Boty/Boots)' with Phoebe Cripps, Associate Curator at Flatland Projects, Hastings.    'Join a Union (Boty/Boots)' is on display at the Van Gogh House from 1st - 31st May 2021, and is available to purchase as a limited edition print for £50 via shop.vangoghhouse.co.uk
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May 12, 2021