Limited edition print of Electric Avenue, Brixton Market

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£120

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42cm x 26.5cm giclee print not including the white boarder around print not including the white boarder around. See below for Additional Information.

A bit about Electric Avenue, Brixton Market

Electric Avenue is an elegant sweep of buildings built in 1888. Its claim to fame, and presumably its usual name derives from the fact that it was the first shopping street in the UK to be lit by electricity.

It initially had wrought iron glazed canopies covering the paved areas for the whole length of the avenue, though these fell into disrepair so they were all finally removed in the 1980’s
In the early days Brixton was a prized shopping destination for South London and was said to have rivalled Oxford Street in its appeal.

Brixton Market has that indefinable, energetic quality of all the best markets around the world. It is something about making every penny stretch as far as you can in the time you have to make your purchases. Also the vendors have a tiny patch to sell whatever they wish to make ends meet. Unlike big businesses they can be nimble in the products they sell which encourages variety. Variety at the right price that is. It’s not leisurely experience as in a West End antiques market, it really is a bit electric.

The Money wasn’t exactly abundant at the time so I used to muscle in with the far more canny women of the Afro Caribbean community hunting for bargains. You would often get an elbow accompanied by a bit of sharp advice if they saw you picking up inferior produce. ‘Not that one dear. Go rotten in a day. You want that one!’

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Click on the image to see it larger.

42cm x 26.5cm giclee print not including the white boarder around print not including the white boarder around. See below for Additional Information.

A bit about Electric Avenue, Brixton Market

Electric Avenue is an elegant sweep of buildings built in 1888. Its claim to fame, and presumably its usual name derives from the fact that it was the first shopping street in the UK to be lit by electricity.

It initially had wrought iron glazed canopies covering the paved areas for the whole length of the avenue, though these fell into disrepair so they were all finally removed in the 1980’s
In the early days Brixton was a prized shopping destination for South London and was said to have rivalled Oxford Street in its appeal.

Brixton Market has that indefinable, energetic quality of all the best markets around the world. It is something about making every penny stretch as far as you can in the time you have to make your purchases. Also the vendors have a tiny patch to sell whatever they wish to make ends meet. Unlike big businesses they can be nimble in the products they sell which encourages variety. Variety at the right price that is. It’s not leisurely experience as in a West End antiques market, it really is a bit electric.

The Money wasn’t exactly abundant at the time so I used to muscle in with the far more canny women of the Afro Caribbean community hunting for bargains. You would often get an elbow accompanied by a bit of sharp advice if they saw you picking up inferior produce. ‘Not that one dear. Go rotten in a day. You want that one!’

Additional information

Delivery and shipping:

Once ordered I will try to deliver the print within ten working days. The prints are supplied in a tube. Price does not include shipping. This is added at the ‘Basket’ stage.

30 day money back guarantee

There is a 30 day money back guarantee on everything on my site should you not be satisfied. I will return you the money as soon as the item arrives back to me.

Number in the edition:

50 prints only, each individually signed and numbered.

Size unwrapped:

42cm x 26.5cm giclee print not including the white boarder around print not including the white boarder around.

What is a giclee print?

Giclee is a very high quality print process used by galleries and artists for exclusive limited editions. This Giclee process uses 12 true pigment artist colours (ultra marine, ochre etc) rather than the standard four dye colours in normal printing, so Giclee delivers greater depth in colour, tonal values and no yellowing over time.