Spirit of Brixton for Article 25 Auction 2016

The drawing celebrates the arrival of new communities from the West Indies into Brixton after the war.  The image depicts a grey post-war Brixton enlivened by the rich cultural influences introduced by these new residents.  At the centre of the composition are the Brixton railway arches over which steam trains carried the new arrivals, and around and under which so much of the commercial and cultural vitality of the area is concentrated.

 

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