This original vintage poster announcing the opening of Tate Liverpool in 1988 is a genuine piece of Tate history. The landscape poster features an architectural graphic of the iconic gallery seen from the front, across the dock, a boat in the foreground.
Tate Liverpool was Tate’s second site, when then director Alan Bowness decided to create a ‘Tate of the North’. The gallery was designed to have a distinct identity, dedicated to modern art and encouraging a new, younger audience through an active education programme. It is housed in a warehouse at Albert Dock, and designed by James Stirling. His designs left the exterior of the brick and stone building almost untouched, and transformed the interior into simple, elegant galleries. Tate Liverpool opened to the public in May 1988.
The text on the poster reads:
TATE GALLERY LIVERPOOL
The National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England
Open 28 May 1988
Although these posters are in excellent condition, please be aware that as original items they do show some signs of age, such as slight yellowing at the edges. They’re exclusively available online and at Tate Liverpool, and can be viewed in person at Tate Shop Liverpool by request.
Dimensions: 51 x 76 cm
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