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Hart Club, London

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until September 16, 2019

Hart Club premieres previously unseen work by artist David Bassadone. At age 72, David has been drawing everyday for well over half a century. David has an incredible eye for detail and a photographic memory that allows him to recreate chosen images with remarkable density and accuracy.

Alongside The National Geographic, which he collects and archives at home, David’s main resource and inspiration for his drawings are BBC pamphlets from the 1950s that he studied at school. Due to his exceptional memory, David can recall the exact images and corresponding page numbers from these pamphlets. His support worker then requests the archive images from UCL and the National Library of Wales, which David transforms into astonishingly intricate pencil and pen drawings predominantly of cityscapes and industrial landscapes. This exhibition showcases a fraction of David’s original drawings that have been selected from hundreds made over the last 60 years.
 

Hart Club
95 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HR
hartclub.org