RAC'S Ltd. Building, Tooting, London

The Caravan Gallery

RAC'S Ltd. Building, Tooting, London

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

60 x 85.4 cms (23.58 x 33.56 ins)

2011

HC 11187

Exhibited

A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2017-18 (This print)

Literature

The Caravan Gallery. Is Britain Great? vol. 3, Cornerhouse Publications, 2011

From the edition of 5.

The photographers have explained:

"This imposing Art Deco building, formerly the Royal Arsenal Co-operative (RAC'S) department store, served as a Hindu temple before priests were evicted and sacred deities seized during a raid following a dispute with the landlord. A new proposal suggested the building be reincarnated as a mixed-use development incorporating a hotel, shops and student accommodation. Presumably the murals of pastoral scenes were in place to keep passers-by happy while the building lay derelict. This has become a noticeable trend in the UK as more and more shops and businesses close."

The Caravan Gallery

RAC'S Ltd. Building, Tooting, London

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

60 x 85.4 cms (23.58 x 33.56 ins)

2011

HC 11187

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