The Spring Auction 2019

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27. Luke Adam Hawker

The National Theatre

Estimate: £180 - 300

The Spring Auction 2019 - Lot 27, Luke Adam Hawker, The National Theatre

Signed and dated (front and reverse)
Giclée print on paper
42 x 59.4 cm.
Created in 2017
This is from an edition of 150

The concrete brutalism of London's National Theatre is loved and hated in equal measure. Prince Charles even described it as "a nuclear power station".

Designed by the British architect, Denys Lasdun, the National Theatre took 13 years to complete. Every aspect of the building was carefully designed by Lasdun, down even to the crockery and cutlery for the restaurant. Once finished in 1976, it quickly became an icon of brutalist architecture. Architectural historian Kester Ratterbury describes it as “one of the last great buildings of the age of public sector architecture … a really ambitious public facility which sought to be itself, not a poor copy of commercial work."

It is no wonder then, that with his architectural training, the London-based draftsman Luke Adam Hawker took it on to recreate the image in this series of prints.

Luke is also included an original drawing, Tate Modernin the auction. 

Luke Adam Hawker studied Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent University. Luke's work has been exhibited widely in many solo and group exhibitions. Over recent years Luke has grown a loyal audience across social media, now with over 160,000 followers. 

The Spring Auction 2019 - Lot 27, Luke Adam Hawker, The National Theatre

23 Mar Mar 23

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU