1000 Londoners

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Our 100th Londoner is Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate. Here he talks about his journey from studying Economics at Cambridge to becoming a leading figure in the art world and describes how he sees London through the eyes of the many artists who have depicted it over the years. This film, directed by Laura Kloss and shot by Daniel Onyia and Mark Currie, offers a more personal insight into a man who helped make London a cultural destination for international modern and contemporary art.

 

 

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? My first memories of London are on the Heath, Hampstead Heath. Playing games, chasing girls and being in the open air.
  • What's your favourite building? Tate Modern
  • What's the best view in London? I can't be on Primrose Hill without thinking of Frank Auerbach's amazing series of paintings recording Primrose Hill at different times of the year, different seasons, different times of the day, under different weather conditions
  • What's your favourite open space? Hampstead Heath
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? I would take them around the galleries in London
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England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent's Birthday exhibited 1819 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00502

England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent’s Birthday exhibited 1819 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00502

London from Greenwich Park exhibited 1809 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00483

London from Greenwich Park exhibited 1809 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00483

The Thames near Windsor c.1807 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02305

The Thames near Windsor c.1807 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02305