The Pineapple pub, Kentish Town
- Original hand pulled screen print
- 7 colours
- 30 x 40 cm
- Heritage White 315 gsm paper
- Edition of 50
The Pineapple is a very popular pub on the colourful Leverton street in Kentish Town. It was threatened with being redeveloped into luxury flats in 2001. It was saved by a campaign led by its articulate and persuasive patrons John Snow, Rufus Sewell and Andrew Motion, who successfully petitioned to save it in just eight days.
It was built in about 1868 as a watering hole for workers on the railways. There are pineapples above every window which refer to its name. No one knows why it was called The Pineapple, perhaps it was because this tropical fruit, which was an exotic rarity in Victorian times, is sometimes considered a symbol of hospitality.
Signed and numbered on the front at the bottom.
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